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Recycle First. Trash Last.
SWALCO Campaign Overview
The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) has begun a new county-wide campaign to increase recycling levels. The campaign is called "Recycle First. Trash Last." According to the campaign's overview, "There's an interesting opportunity in recycling's life cycle to begin to transition the mindset from one of pulling recyclables out of the trash,
- View SWALCO's media event on the launch of "Recycling First. Trash Last."
- View an interview with the Lake County Board Chairman, David Stolman, on SWALCO and the campaign.
For more information on the recycling campaign and items that can be recycled, visit Recycling First Trash Last Website.
Recycle First. Trash Last. Recycling Guidelines (English and Spanish)
Village Recycling Programs
The Village's current residential waste hauler provides a green recycling container for curbside recycling. The Village added an option for residents to upgrade from a 65-gallon can to a 96-
The Village is currently operating the Recycling Center, located the Grayslake Public Works Facility (at the end of Berry Avenue, east of Route 83). The Center is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and accepts newspapers, aluminum cans, cardboard, washed glass, and plastic.
The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County provides an electronics collection bin at the Grayslake Public Works facility. Open hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Accepted Items Include: Televisions, Monitors, Printers, Computers (including tablet computers), Electronic Keyboards, Facsimile Machines, Videocassette Recorders, Portable Digital Music Players, Digital Video Disc Players, Video Game Consoles, Small Scale Servers, Scanners, Electronic Mice, Digital Converter Boxes, Cable Receivers, Satellite Receivers, Digital Video Disc Recorders, Compact Disks, Software Disks, and Compact and VHS tapes, Computer Drives, Modems, Mainframes, PDA Organizers, Telephones, Stereos, CD Players, Cameras, Shredders, Small Household Appliances, Holiday Lights, Microwave Ovens, Alkaline Batteries, Non Rechargeable and Rechargeable Batteries