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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Recycle-O-Rama Event in Hainesville

Recycle-O-Rama Hainesville SenBush SWALCO June 2021

Saturday, June 19 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm - Recycle-O-Rama event with the Village of Hainesville, State Senator Melinda Bush, and SWALCO. See Flyer for Details!

Questions? Please reach out to Merleanne Rampale @ 847-377-4954 

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

First-Ever USDA Virtual Fair on Food Waste Reduction

SWALCO received a USDA grant for a pilot community compost project. Activities include conducting a compost-to-farmland demonstration study, engaging community gardeners through education and outreach, and reducing and diverting food waste from landfills....

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Looking for Event Assistance?

Many events and gatherings are happening virtually currently, but work continues with our local schools.  If you'd like help with something you are currently working on, or to brainstorm or implement and investigate new possibilities and...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Preparing your Household Chemical Waste for Drop Off - TidBit

Please visit our "How to Prepare your HCW for Delivery" page - This will provide you with the information you need!

Thank you for your consideration.

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Our Gurnee Facility DOES NOT collect ELECTRONICS

There are (4) sites available in Lake County for residential electronics recycling. Please visit our Electronics page for more information.

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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 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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