Lake Zurich - Neighborhood Programs

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The Village of Lake Zurich in partnership with SWALCO is participating in a community education and outreach initiative to further promote and inform residents of Lake Zurich to the benefits of diverting food waste to compost rather than disposal in a landfill.  To learn more visit the Village Curbside Composting and Leaf Collection web page.

  1. History

The Village of Lake Zurich has been on the Board of Directors of our Agency since 1991. The Village and its Staff has been an integral part of propelling our programs into households across Lake County and we thank them for their continuing efforts.

  1. Your Waste Hauler Is...

Special Note:
If a holiday falls on OR before your regularly scheduled pick up day, services will be delayed one day for the remainder of the holiday week unless otherwise notified directly by your waste hauler.

This is the current holiday schedule:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

SWALCO hosts a variety of programs in your community


  1. Clothing & Textile Collection Program
Lake Zurich: Community Services Facility
505 Telser Road

Ela Area Public Library
275 Mohawk Trail

Ela Township Highway Dept.
23605 N. Echo Road

Available at your convenience.

Click here for more information about this program.
  1. Shoe Reuse Program (Reuse-A-Shoe)
Lake Zurich: Multiple Locations

Fire Station No. 1
321 S. Buesching Road

Paulus Park Barn
200 S. Rand Road

Ela Township Highway Dept.
23605 N. Echo Road

*During regular business/operational hours.

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  1. Residential Electronics Recycling
SWALCO hosts (4) FREE Residential Electronics Collection Drop Off locations in Lake County.

Click here for more information about this program and the locations.

Other programs in or around your community


  1. Pharmaceutical Collection Site
Lake Zurich: Police Department (lobby)
200 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, IL. 60047


*During regular business/operational hours

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  1. Food Scrap Drop Off Collection Site
Nearest drop off locations are:

Grayslake Recycling Center
585 Berry Avenue
Grayslake, IL. M-F 7 am to 3:30 pm & Saturday 8 - 12 pm

Prairieland Disposal & Recycling Center
21988 N. Pepper Road
Barrington, IL. M - F 8 am to 5 pm & Saturdays 8:30 am to 12 pm

Click here for more information about this program.
  1. Household Chemical Waste Disposal Options

Option 1: Year-Round Public Drop Off (Appointments are Required - CLICK HERE TO MAKE ONE)
This year-round program offers collections twice (often 3x) a month (except December). These events are held at SWALCO's Gurnee facility, located at 1311 North Estes Street. Please use Route 41 to Delany Road (North) to Grove (East) to Estes.

Option 2: Mobile Collection Events (First Come, First Served)

Mobile collection events take place April - November at various locations throughout Lake County. Please check our website frequently for event updates. You can also Like Us on Facebook, check us out on Twitter, Linkedin and Tumblr. Plus you can sign up for the occasional newsletter. 

 Option 3: Other Illinois Permanent HCW Facilities

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  1. Appliances/Scrap Yard
Please visit our "Where do I Recycle this?" directory, select your category from the drop-down menu and click "search".
This will bring up a list of vendors who can assist with recycling your item(s).
  1. Something More Specific?
Please visit our "ODDS & ENDS" page for information about Paints, Needle/Sharps Disposal, Plastic Bags, Batteries, Light Bulbs, Dehumidifiers, and several other popular items.
  1. Frequently Asked Questions