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Electronics Recycling

Drop-off locations for electronics available to residents of SWANCC member communities.

Reuse/Recycling Directory







Use the Green Pages: Reuse and Recycling Directory to find outlets for items no longer needed. 

Document Destruction

Seasonal Document Destruction Events available to residents of SWANCC member communities.

News and Events

Tips on How to Properly Recycle Tips on How to Properly Recycle Bob Sirott speaks with Mary S. Allen, Recycling and Education Director at Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), about common mistakes people make when it comes to recycling, how things have changed due to COVID-19, and the General Curbside Recycling Guidelines. For those interested, here are some General Curbside Recycling Guidelines. We also encourage you to check... More detail
Virtual Tour of a Recycling Facility Virtual Tour of a Recycling Facility Take a virtual tour of a Waste Management recycling facility. Click HERE to watch the video. More detail
 Food Waste Reduction Toolkit  Food Waste Reduction Toolkit The Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides all schools the tools to tackle the issue of wasted food. It identifies the main sources of wasted food in schools and, using the EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy as a framework, offers strategies for: Measuring food waste  Preventing food waste Food recovery and redistribution Composting food scraps Education and engagement Communicating... More detail
US EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan US EPA's 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... More detail
Solid Waste Management Plan Solid Waste Management Plan Solid Waste Management Plan SWANCC is pleased to release the pdf Final Solid Waste Management Plan Update . Please use the links below to download the report and appendices. Please note that it may take a while for the documents to download due to file size. pdf Solid Waste Management Plan Update - Final pdf SWMP Update Appendices Learn... More detail

Popular Resources

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 Part of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is ReBuy. The Eco-Friendly Marketplace is a guide that raises awareness about the wide variety of products available to consumers made from recycled or sustainable materials... More detail

Residential Chemical Disposal

Household Chemical Waste (HCW) collections are conducted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and are available to all Illinois residents. The IEPA web page includes information concerning their collection program, along with a complete schedule of upcoming collection events.For questions concerning the IEPA's one-day or long-term collections, please call the Waste Reduction Unit at (217) 524-3300.

Below are facilities available for disposal of HCW. Please phone the long-term facilities ahead to determine availability and open hours.

Chicago's Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility
1150 N North Branch Street
Tuesdays: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
1st Saturday of month: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Also accepts computer materials, small fire extinguishers, and propane tanks. Click HERE for a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable materials.

Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Facility
156 Fort Hill Drive
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday
Also accepts batteries, peanut oil, propane tanks (20 pounds or less), and asbestos materials (in a size that will fit in a 55-gallon drum; not in excess of 50 pounds).
(630) 420-4190

Rockford Rock River Reclamation District
3333 Kishwaukee
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sun
(815) 387-7400

Solid Waste Agency of Lake County
By appointment only on second Saturday or fourth Monday of each month
1311 N. Estes Street, Gurnee
(847) 336-9340

Although the IEPA’s contractors do not accept auto batteries, propane tanks, or fire extinguishers, co-sponsors may elect to contact a vendor willing to set up and accept these materials on the day of the collection event. Contact the IEPA at (217) 785-8604 to verify materials being accepted.

Unable to attend a collection? Dispose of your household chemical waste for a fee.

R3 Environmental, Inc.
(847) 488-1492 x 202


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