Recycling Programs

In addition to the curbside recycling services offered by Groot, the Village partners with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) to offer additional recycling programs for residents.
Recycling Programs
Clothing and Textile Recycling
The Village, in partnership with SWALCO, offers two collection boxes for residents to drop off new, gently used, and worn textile materials. The two collection boxes are located in the parking lot of Village Hall at 2301 E Sand Lake Road. This program diverts items from landfills responsibly, assists our local community, and supports our greater environment. For complete program information and acceptable items, please visit SWALCO's website.
Reuse a Shoe Program
The Village is a proud partner in the SWALCO Reuse a Shoe program. Shoe boxes are located in the Village Hall lobby and are available during business hours (Monday- Friday, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm).  

Accepted Items  Items not Accepted
Men's, Women's, Children's Footwear, Dress shoes, Work shoes, Casual shoes, Flip Flops, Crocs, Sandals, Clogs, Slip-ons, Slippers, Hiking boots, Rain boots, Dress Boots, Fashion Shoes, Loafers, Athletic Shoes, and Light up Shoes  Roller Blades, Ice Skates, Winter Boots. 

More information can be found on SWALCO's website. 
Electronics Recycling
SWALCO offers Electronics Recycling at four free drop-off locations for Lake County Residents. A limit of up to seven electronic items may be dropped off per visit. A list of current locations can be found on SWALCO's website. 
Pharmaceutical Drop Off
The Lindenhurst Police Department has a drop box for residents to safely dispose of pharmaceuticals. The drop box is located in the Lobby of the Lindenhurst Police Department at 2300 E. Grand Avenue. 
Household Chemical Waste (HCW) Recycling
Household Chemical Waste (HCW) is a term used to describe a variety of chemical products found in a household that have toxic or hazardous characteristics. Common HCW products include, but are not limited to, cleaning products, oil based paints/varnishes, flammable liquids, automotive products, garden chemicals, personal care products, and medications. When disposed of improperly (pouring them down the drain, or disposing them in the garbage), these products can contaminate the groundwater and harm the environment.

SWALCO offers an HCW program that collects and sends HCW items to IEPA-approved recycling and refuse facilities. Residents are required to schedule an appointment in order to drop off their HCW items. Please visit SWALCO's website to view acceptable items and sign up for an appointment. 
Food Scrap Drop Off
Residents are welcome to drop off their food scraps at the Grayslake Recycling Center, 585 Berry Avenue, or Prairieland/ LRS Disposal Recycling Center, 1350 N. Old Rand Road.