Mission Statement & Goals

In Fall 1996, the SWALCO Board of Directors adopted a mission statement to succinctly codify the mission of the Agency as it carries out programs, policies and activities.

The purpose of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, Illinois is to implement a regional approach to solid waste management which addresses the economic, political and environmental issues in Lake County as follows:

  • Implement the Lake County Solid Waste Management Plan.
  • Facilitate an efficient, reliable and environmentally sound waste disposal system.
  • Advise and assist SWALCO members regarding solid waste management issues.
  • Educate the public regarding implications of solid waste management options.
  • Identify, evaluate and disseminate information regarding techniques to reduce, reuse and recycle the amount of solid waste generated.