What goes in my curbside bin?
SWALCO has made recycling easier and more understandable through the development of its new recycling guidelines. The average household in Lake County recycles about 680 pounds of material each year or about 25% of the total waste generated. SWALCO’s goal is to increase these numbers through better education of residents on all the things that can be recycled. Please take a moment to review the recycling guidelines for Lake County.Recycling Guidelines.

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1. Can I get my gasoline container back?
2. How do I establish service, add or replace a collection container or inquire about billing matters?
3. Where do I dispose of alkaline batteries?
4. Who is my garbage collection vendor?
5. How do I properly dispose of pharmaceuticals, prescriptions, medications, and supplements?
6. How can I find out about future recycling events?
7. Why can't I drop off my HCW at any time?
8. What goes in my curbside bin?
9. What can I put in SWALCO's Clothing & Textile bins?
10. Dehumidifiers. Where can I recycle these?
11. What can I bring to the household chemical waste (HCW) events?
12. Where can I recycle or dispose of my microwave?
13. Are there any Shredding Events scheduled?
14. I live in an apartment building or townhouse, how can I recycle?
15. Does SWALCO have resources that might be helpful to teachers, PTO members, Scout Troop leaders, educators or youth group leaders looking for resources, programs and activities?
16. What happens to my electronics once I drop them off at a collection?