VILLAGE OF LAKE ZURICH: SWALCO Household Chemical Waste Event - Saturday, June 16th at Wauconda High School
Village of Lake Zurich issued the following announcement on June 11.
Wauconda High School is located at 555 N. Main Street, Wauconda, IL 60084
More information on the Household Chemical Waste program is available below and on the SWALCO website.
Household Chemical Waste (HCW) is a term used to describe a variety of chemical products found in a household that have toxic or hazardous characteristics. Common HCW products include, but are not limited to, cleaning products, oil based paints/varnishes, flammable liquids, automotive products, garden chemicals, personal care products, and medications. When disposed of improperly (pouring them down the drain, disposing in the garbage) these products can contaminate the groundwater and harm the environment.
SWALCO’s HCW collection program diverts HCW from the municipal waste stream by sending it to IEPA approved recycling and reuse facilities thereby reducing the volume and toxicity of our municipal waste stream. Our HCW program is a hybrid program consisting of year round public drop-off events (at our Gurnee facility) and mobile collection events (various locations throughout Lake County). This hybrid program was the first of its kind in the State of Illinois providing residents increased accessibility and year round “disposal” opportunities.
Original source can be found here.