Recycling Contamination Reduction Program Information
The Village along with Waste Management and SWALCO are asking Round Lake Beach residents to help keep unacceptable materials such as plastic bags and plastic wrap out of your recycling carts. Beginning late July 2018, Waste Management and SWALCO will be placing informational tags on your recycling cart. We ask that you help by following three simple rules when putting the things in your recycling cart.
1. Recycle all bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.
2. Keep food and liquids out of the recycling.
3. Empty recyclables directly into your recycling cart – No bagged recyclables
If you find a red tag on your recycling cart that means that we found contaminants in your recycling. The collection truck driver will note on the red tag what materials are not acceptable. The driver will then collect the contents of the recycling cart. The following week your recycling cart will once again be checked to verify that you are no longer placing contaminates in with your recycling. If containments continue to be found, your cart will again be red tagged and the contents of the cart will not be collected. Contaminated recycling will then be picked up on your next regular service day provided that the unacceptable materials have been removed from the recycling cart. For more information on how to Recycle Right please review the links provided to the left or below.
Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO)
In 1989, Lake County became the first county in Illinois to adopt a solid waste management plan in compliance with the Illinois Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act. The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) was formed in 1991 to implement the Lake County Solid Waste Management Plan, and currently is comprised of members from 42 municipalities including, Lake County and Great Lakes NTC, representing at least 85% of the county's population.
What We Do
"Solid Waste Management" is the planned and organized management of solid waste in an environmentally and economically sound manner. Solid waste management encompasses management of the generation , storage, collection, transfer, transportation, processing, reuse, recycling, incineration, energy recover and landfilling of solid waste. It includes all administrative, financial, educational, environmental, legal, planning, marketing and operational aspects of the management of solid wastes. Specifically, SWALCO deals with "municipal waste," which refers to garbage, general household and commercial waste, industrial lunchroom or office waste, landscape waste, and construction or demolition debris.
In addition to Mobile HCW Events held around Lake County from spring through fall, residents can schedule an appointment to dispose of their household chemical waste (HCW) at SWALCO'S permanent facility located in Gurnee at 1311 N. Estes Street.
Please see our calendar to find the next drop off event. Drop off events take waste by appointment only, so make an appointment now.
For information regarding Household Chemical Waste Collections mobile collections, please visit the SWALCO website or call 847-336-9340.
Residential Electronics Recycling Drop Off
Starting April 2, 2018 Electronic Recycling is now located on Sunset Drive, South of Hawthorne Drive at the gated Sanitary Plant in Round Lake Beach. It will be open Monday thru Friday 7:30am to 3:00pm for drop off and Saturday 8:00am to 1:00pm. It will not be open on Sundays or Holidays.