Why can't I drop off my HCW at any time?
SWALCO is permitted by the State (IEPA) and the Village of Gurnee to be open only twice a month for residential HCW collection. Our appointment schedule is regular; we host events the second Saturday and the fourth Monday of the month (except for December and the occasional holiday). During the months when mobile events are not on the SWALCO schedule, we seek approval from the IEPA to add additional events in Gurnee if the need is there.HCW Collection Event Info

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1. What do I do with latex paint?
2. Can I get my gasoline container back?
3. How do I properly dispose of sharps/needles?
4. How do I establish service, add or replace a collection container or inquire about billing matters?
5. Where do I dispose of alkaline batteries?
6. Who is my garbage collection vendor?
7. How do I properly dispose of pharmaceuticals, prescriptions, medications, and supplements?
8. How can I find out about future recycling events?
9. Why can't I drop off my HCW at any time?
10. What goes in my curbside bin?
11. What can I put in SWALCO's Clothing & Textile bins?
12. Where can I get rid of empty/old propane canisters?
13. What can I bring to the household chemical waste (HCW) events?
14. Where can I recycle or dispose of my microwave?
15. Dehumidifiers. Where can I recycle these?
16. Are there any Shredding Events scheduled?
17. I live in an apartment building or townhouse, how can I recycle?
18. 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?
19. What happens to my electronics once I drop them off at a collection?
20. Where do I take car and sump pump (lead acid) batteries?