News Flash


Posted on: June 9, 2021

Who's ready for a Summer clear-out?

Residents from all over can find a location closest to them to drop-off and donate new, gently used or worn items like shirts, pants, jeans, blankets, comforters, sheets, towels, table linens and more to be reused, repurposed, or recycled.  New and gently used donations will be reused and allow us to recycle the worn, torn, and stained items we receive.

With efforts to promote a circular economy, SWALCO has partnered with member communities and organizations around the region to reuse, repurpose, and recycle clothing and textiles. 

 85% of these materials end up in our landfills and with such limited space, in addition to the environmental costs, we knew we could do something to help our local community and the planet.  Please visit our website for a list of accepted items and to find a map of sites.  You are welcome to contact us too with any questions.

Newest Clothing and Textile Sites this year:

  • Patty Turner Center of Deerfield Park District, Deerfield, IL
  • Ela Township Highway Department, Lake Zurich, IL
  • College of Lake County Campus, Grayslake, IL
  • Hawthorn Mall, See Centennial Lounge, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Dickinson Hall Senior Center, Lake Forest, IL
  • Deerfield Golf Club and Learning Center of DPD, Riverwoods, IL
  • Lakeview Fitness of VHPD, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Winthrop Harbor Public Works Facility, Winthrop Harbor, IL
  • First Baptist Church, Waukegan, IL
  • Village of Long Grove, Archer Municipal Parking Lot, Long Grove, IL
  • North Shore Unitarian Church, Deerfield, IL 

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Email