SWALCO’s office is currently closed to the public, Our staff is limiting their working hours to help decrease the spread of acute respiratory illness and lower the impact of COVID-19. We will continue to communicate through our website and social media outlets. We will have limited access to our emails and voicemails during this time, so please note that responses may take longer than usual.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these uncertain times, please check back to this page for the most recent updates regarding solid waste management in Lake County, IL.
Our Household Chemical Waste Collection events will commence on June 13th.
You must schedule an appointment to drop off Household Chemical Waste at our Gurnee facility. Click here to view appointment availability and to schedule an appointment.
The routine weekday event, typically held on the fourth Monday of each month, is cancelled until further notice. This is a safety precaution that will help in minimizing potential exposure risks to SWALCO office staff due to the increase presence of outside contractor personnel in the facility that are required for those events.
**Safety is crucial during your visit. Please Stay In Your Vehicle and Wear Masks**
This information will be updated as changes occur.
We are not accepting donations of clothing and textiles at this time at any of our year-round drop off sites. This is for the safety of all workers, and our wonderful residents who continue to donate and support these efforts. Your support of this program not only aids the environment, but our local community as well.
We ask that you please hold on to your donations until the program resumes. Thank you again for your support. Please refer to our Clothing and Textiles web page for program details. This information will be updated as changes occur.
All SWALCO supported Residential Electronics Collection Drop Off Program locations remain open during their regularly scheduled times of operations. Please refer to the Residential Electronics Drop Off Locations web page for a up to date listing of these sites and hours. This information will be updated as changes occur.
Pharmaceutical collection locations may have reduced or suspended collections at this time. Please use the interactive map link find a drop off location near you. Check first to confirm that they are open.
Lake County Government is focused on protecting the health and safety of the community and our employees while continuing to deliver services to the greatest extent possible for the people and organizations we serve. Click on this website link to view additional information and updates as they becomes available.