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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Our next Board of Directors Meeting

Please take a moment to visit the Members Page and download the Meeting Packet. Your attendance is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Eclipse Glasses Collection Efforts!

ECLIPSE GLASSES B 2017

This collection effort will provide first-hand science experience for many schools in developing countries.

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

The next HCW Mobile Collection event is coming to Mundelein...

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The FINAL HCW Mobile event for 2017 is planned for Saturday, November 4th running from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED.

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Microwaves, microwaves and more microwaves - Recycling & Disposal Options

In Illinois, this common kitchen appliance does not require any special disposal measures and are not included in the short list of items that are banned from disposal in Illinois landfills.  Microwave ovens are not accepted at any of SWALCO&...

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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: September 25, 2017

HCW Public Drop Events for October - Get your appointment today!

SWALCO’s HCW collection program diverts HCW from the municipal waste stream by sending it to IEPA approved recycling and reuse facilities thereby reducing the volume and toxicity of our municipal waste stream. Our HCW program is a hybrid program...

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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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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 22, 2016

Our Gurnee Facility DOES NOT collect ELECTRONICS

Appointments ARE necessary for HCW drop-offs. There are (4) sites available in Lake County for residential electronics recycling. Please visit our Electronics page for more information.

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