Why can't I drop off my HCW at any time?
SWALCO is permitted by the State (IEPA) and the Village of Gurnee to be open only twice a month for residential HCW collection. Our appointment schedule is regular; we host events the second Saturday and the fourth Monday of the month (except for December and the occasional holiday). During the months when mobile events are not on the SWALCO schedule, we seek approval from the IEPA to add additional events in Gurnee if the need is there.HCW Collection Event Info

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1. Can I get my gasoline container back?
2. Why can't I drop off my HCW at any time?
3. What do I do with latex paint?
4. How can I find out about future recycling events?
5. What goes in my curbside bin?
6. What can I put in SWALCO's Clothing & Textile bins?
7. Where can I get rid of empty/old propane canisters?
8. Where can I recycle or dispose of my microwave?
9. Who is my garbage collection vendor?
10. What can I bring to the household chemical waste (HCW) events?
11. Dehumidifiers. Where can I recycle these?
12. Are there any Shredding Events scheduled?
13. I live in an apartment building or townhouse, how can I recycle?
14. 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?
15. Where do I dispose of alkaline batteries?
16. What happens to my electronics once I drop them off at a collection?
17. How do I properly dispose of pharmaceuticals, prescriptions, medications, and supplements?
18. How do I properly dispose of sharps/needles?
19. Where do I take car and sump pump (lead acid) batteries?