SWALCO Household Chemical Waste Collection
Due to ongoing safety concerns associated with to COVID-19, SWALCO has modified its household chemical waste (HCW) collection program. All HCW collection events are currently being held on Saturdays at our Gurnee facility. This modification will continue into the summer months of 2021 when the agency will re-evaluate its collection program to possibly include a one-day mobile collection event in the Fall.
In the meantime, to help address the increasing demand for more events; an additional collection event will be added to the Winter, Spring and early Summer months of 2021, dates to be determined. This will add a third event for those selected months, increasing the number of collection events from two events per month to three events per month (depending on demand). For the foreseeable future, all collection events are scheduled for Saturdays only.
Please note: Contractual restrictions prevent SWALCO from posting HCW collection events on the appointment calendar greater than one month prior to the event date. If you are unable to find an open appointment, please keep trying, new appointments do become available especially a few days before a scheduled event. Also visit our HCW Program Page: http://www.swalco.org/165/Residential-HCW-Collection-Options for a list of other HCW collection locations.
SWALCO appreciates the efforts residents are making to properly manage household chemicals and we will continue to do our best to offer this important service.