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Household Chemical Waste (HCW)

posted Jun 3, 2011, 5:55 AM by Brian Donahoe   [ updated Jun 3, 2011, 6:00 AM ]

event in Wauconda, Saturday, June 18 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wauconda High School, 555 N. Main Street, Wauconda, IL

Appointments are not required for Mobile Household Chemical Waste events. Residents may simply come to the mobile location between the stated hours, drive through and drop off their HCW materials.

SWALCO continues to offer Year-round HCW Public Drop-off Events to collect unwanted HCW items at our Gurnee facility. The facility is located at 1311 N. Estes in Gurnee, IL. Upcoming 2011 HCW Public Drop-off Events (by appointment only) are held twice a month: the second Saturday of every month and the fourth Monday of every month (except December) - - Limited appointments are available, so sign up now on the HCW page at:

All HCW collections are for residential waste only. Items you can bring to a collection include: CFL bulbs, unwanted prescription medicines and supplements (people and pet), household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints and varnishes (no latex), as well as other chemicals. Please visit the website's HCW page for a general list of items accepted and not accepted at SWALCO's HCW collection events. All HCW Collection Events, sponsored by SWALCO, are for Illinois residents (no business waste will be accepted) ONLY and are FREE.

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