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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Household Chemical Waste Collection Event

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) is hosting a household chemical waste collection event on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Fox Lake Streets Department, 216 Washington Avenue.

Accepted materials include: aerosol products, antifreeze and motor oil, fertilizers/herbicides/pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs/CFLs, furniture stripper and varnishes, gasoline and kerosene, household batteries (lithium and rechargeable only), household cleaners, oil-based paints and paint removers, prescription and over-the-counter medicines and supplements (people and pet) - NO DEA controlled substances.

Not accepted materials include: latex paint, DEA controlled substances, business wastes, farm chemicals, propane tanks, lead-acid and alkaline batteries, explosives, medical wastes, construction/demolition debris, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and household electronics.

Household chemical waste collections sponsored by SWALCO are for Illinois residents only.  Questions please contact SWALCO at 847-336-9340 or visit

Household Chemical Waste Collection Event
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