What goes in my curbside bin?
SWALCO has made recycling easier and more understandable through the development of its new recycling guidelines. The average household in Lake County recycles about 680 pounds of material each year or about 25% of the total waste generated. SWALCO’s goal is to increase these numbers through better education of residents on all the things that can be recycled. Please take a moment to review the recycling guidelines for Lake County.Recycling Guidelines.

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1. Why can't I drop off my HCW at any time?
2. Who is my garbage collection vendor?
3. What do I do with latex paint?
4. What can I put in SWALCO's Clothing & Textile bins?
5. What can I bring to the household chemical waste (HCW) events?
6. What goes in my curbside bin?
7. Dehumidifiers. Where can I recycle these?
8. Are there any Shredding Events scheduled?
9. I live in an apartment building or townhouse, how can I recycle?
10. Will SWALCO collect from my business?
11. How do I establish service, add or replace a collection container or inquire about billing matters?
12. Does SWALCO have resources that might be helpful to teachers, PTO members, Scout Troop leaders, educators or youth group leaders looking for resources, programs and activities?
13. Where do I dispose of alkaline batteries?
14. What happens to my electronics once I drop them off at a collection?
15. How do I properly dispose of pharmaceuticals, prescriptions, medications, and supplements?
16. How do I properly dispose of sharps/needles?
17. Where do I take car and sump pump (lead acid) batteries?