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Posted on: November 19, 2018

City of Highland Park's Recycling Center Closed on 11/20

The city is completing some minor construction at the the center. Normal drop off will resume the following Tuesday. Thank you!

Posted on: November 15, 2018

Introducing the New Recycling Guidelines for Lake County, IL.

2018 Recycling Guidelines Final local info_SWALCO

You’ll see we’ve moved to a simpler format: clear YES and NO sections with visual lists of accepted and not accepted items and guidelines for processing. Please take a special look at the NO list, as these contaminants can negatively impact recyc...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Sign, Signs and More Campaign Signs

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Looking for a local ordinance about elections signs? Or perhaps an outlet to recycle your election signs? Please visit Lake County Clerk's webpage at: and check out the enclosed flyer.

Posted on: October 22, 2018

HCW Public Drop Events for November - 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: 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: 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

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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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