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Electronics Recycling

SWANCC offers weekly drop-off locations for electronics and one-day collection events.

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Document Destruction

The Agency continues to provide seasonal Document Destruction Events for residents.

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Drugs/Sharps Disposal

SWANCC provides weekly drop-off locations for unused pharmaceuticals and sharps.

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Chemical Disposal

The State sponsors collection facilities and one-day events for household chemical waste.

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News and Events

U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan The U.S. EPA recently released their Strategic Plan for sustainable materials management.  This Plan highlights the following EPA objectives: 1. Decrease disposal rate.2. Reduce environmental impacts of materials.3. Increase socio-economic benefits.4. Increase capacity of State and Local governments, communities and key stakeholders to adopt and implement SMM policies, practices and in... More detail
Notice of Public Hearing for SWANCC FY2017 Budget Pursuant to the Illinois Municipal Budget Law (50ICLS 330/1), notice is hereby given that the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County will hold a public hearing on its budget and appropriation ordinance for the Fiscal Year beginning May 1, 2016 and ending on April 30, 2017 on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Oakton Community College, Room 1610, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL. ... More detail
Food Scrap Composting Challenges and Solutions in Illinois Report Food Scrap Composting Challenges and Solutions in Illinois Report This report is designed to educate elected officials, composting industry stakeholders and advocates, and the public at-large about opportunities and strategies related to developing a robust food scrap composting industry in Illinois. This report and the Executive Summary of Recommendations support the work of the Task Force on the Advancement of Materials Recycling, and include recommendations... More detail
Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy guides state efforts to improve water quality at home and downstream by reducing nitrogen and phosphorus levels in our lakes, streams, and rivers. The strategy lays out a comprehensive suite of best management practices for reducing nutrient loads from wastewater treatment plants and urban and agricultural runoff. Recommended activities target the state’s... More detail
Illinois Recycling Task Force Submits Final Report Illinois Recycling Task Force Submits Final Report On January 1, 2015 the Task Force on the Advancement of Material Recycling submitted their report to outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) and the 98th General Assembly. The 21-member task force, created as a result of legislation signed into law in 2012, reviewed the status of recycling and solid waste management planning in the state and provided recommendations for expanding waste reduction, recycling,... More detail

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Waste Reduction Solutions Brochure Waste Reduction Solutions Brochure Recycling is important, not only to save energy and to conserve our natural resources, but to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Recycling can be beneficial to your school by cutting down on... More detail
Eco-Friendly Marketplace Eco-Friendly Marketplace Resources, Publications, ReuseApparel and Accessories Accessories, Clothing, Footwear, Special OccasionsAppliances and Electronics Resources, Related ProductsBaby Items Clothing, Diapers, Food, F... More detail
Community Awareness Flyer Community Awareness Flyer SWANCC provides many programs and resources to member residents. This document provides an at-a-glance look at what SWANCC has to offer as well as an overview of what materials go in the recycling bin... More detail

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