SWALCO to continue Residential Electronics Recycling Program throughout 2017
The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) recently announced the continuation of its Residential Electronics Recycling Program through 2017.
The program allows for residents to recycle electronics waste year-round at the Highland Park recycling facility, which is open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays and the first Saturday of each month. The facility is located at 1180 Half Day Road.
“The city of Highland Park, the village of Grayslake and the townships of Cuba and Grant have been instrumental serving Lake County as regional collection sites,” Peter Adrian, SWALCO’s recycling coordinator, said in a statement. “In 2016, these four sites have shouldered the burden of collecting nearly 4 million pound of consumer electronics.”
SWALCO exists to manage solid waste in a way that protects the environment in an economically minded manner. SWALCO specializes in what is called “municipal waste”: garbage, general household and commercial waste, industrial lunchroom or office waste, landscape waste, and construction or demolition debris.
The group noted that, while municipalities are under no obligation from state law to provide electronics collection services, many of them work together to do so.