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Posted on: September 5, 2018

RECYCLE-O-RAMA - Fremont Township, this Saturday!

Recycle-O-Rama Fremont Township and SWALCO September 2018

Fremont Township is hosting another recycling event on Saturday, September 22nd.
A variety of items will be collected, please review the event flyer for details!

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Final HCW Mobile Event of 2018...Mundelein here we come!

HCW_Mundelein_ 10_06_18_Flyer 2018

The fifth and FINAL HCW Mobile event for 2018 is planned for Saturday, October 6 running from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED.

Posted on: September 10, 2018

Recycling Contamination in Lake County - NBC VIDEO

NBC Chicago visited our local MFR in Grayslake discussing recycling contamination and what we can do to help curb the negative impact.

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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 27, 2018

HCW Public Drop Events for September - 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 consistin...

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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 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: 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 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: August 17, 2017


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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