The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), a nonprofit intergovernmental agency, has provided solid waste management services, programs, and resource materials to its 23 member communities since 1988. SWANCC’s focus is to reduce the volume and toxicity of solid waste through responsible waste reduction solutions and includes collections for special materials.
SWANCC provides member residents with a variety of waste reduction and recycling services, programs, and resource materials. In partnership with member communities SWANCC sponsors collections for special materials that cannot go into the curbside recycling cart or should not go into the garbage due to toxicity or recoverability, such as electronics, prescription drugs and sharps, and fluorescent light bulbs and mercury-containing devices. Document destruction events hosted by member communities are also available for secure shredding and recycling of sensitive documents.
Only residents who live in a SWANCC member community are eligible to participate in the Agency’s programs.