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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Local Styrofoam Collection Program Available

2021 Styrofoam Recycling

This program is open to the PUBLIC and we encourage you to visit! The site is open on Tuesdays from 12 pm to 2 pm AND on Fridays from 9 am to 11 am.

Please bring CLEAN and DRY items - a quick rinse with soapy water to remove food and grease will work.

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Around the Corner...Upcoming Events

We've pretty much wrapped up our Summer programs and events and were so happy to see so many residents come out, but we're already starting to plan events to be held this Fall 2021.  Some of them will be in early Fall, which isn...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Garden Learning Series wrap up...

We've just wrapped up our 2021 series. These were all free and sponsored by SWALCO and University of Illinois Extension Lake county via a 2-year USDA grant that SWALCO received.  If anyone has questions regarding composting, eco-friendly...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Who's ready for a Summer clear-out?

Residents from all over can find a location closest to them to drop-off and donate new, gently used or worn items like shirts, pants, jeans, blankets, comforters, sheets, towels, table linens and more to be reused, repurposed, or recycled.  New a...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Looking for Event/School Assistance?

Many events and gatherings are happening virtually currently, but work continues with our local schools.  If you'd like help with something you are currently working on, or to brainstorm or implement and investigate new possibilities and...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Don't Forget to Sign Up for our Newsletter

We post information regarding our programs and events on a regular basis. Please take a moment sign up to keep tabs on what's coming up next!

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Preparing your Household Chemical Waste for Drop Off - TidBit

Please visit our "How to Prepare your HCW for Delivery" page - This will provide you with the information you need!

Thank you for your consideration.

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Our Gurnee Facility DOES NOT collect ELECTRONICS

There are (4) sites available in Lake County for residential electronics recycling. Please visit our Electronics page for more information.

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

NO LATEX PAINT, Please!

The IEPA states "At every collection, in every part of the state, paint is the most common material delivered by Illinois citizens. Today's latex (water-based) paint has a very low level of toxicity. Disposing of it at a household hazardous waste col...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Our Administrative Staff hours vs. HCW Drop-Off Events

All household chemical waste drop-off events at our Gurnee facility are by APPOINTMENT ONLY

We truly understand how frustrating it can be to “do the right thing” – it take extra time and effort (and even gas money) but the fact is our HCW progra...

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