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SWALCO opens new electronic recycling sites

Is clearing out your home’s clutter one of your New Year resolutions?  If so, I am sure that you have an old computer, laptop, printer or even a fax machine hidden away somewhere.  Do you know that there are certain electronic items that may not be disposed of in a landfill?  If not, you aren’t alone.  Most people are not aware that, since 2012, Illinois law prohibits printers, scanner, televisions and computers from being “tossed out with the trash.”  SWALCO of Lake County opened up new collection facilities, as of January 2, 2015.  For a list of accepted items, hours & locations, please click here

New Drop-off Locations:

Antioch: Waste Management North 22333 Route 173, Antioch, IL
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Excluding holidays.
​Grant Township: Road District Facility 26535 Molidor Rd., Ingleside, IL
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Excluding holidays
​Grayslake: Public Works Facility, Recycling Center 585 Berry Ave., Grayslake, IL
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Also accepts: Cardboard, mixed paper, household containers, shoes, clothing and textiles
​Highland Park: Firearms Training Center 1180 Half Day Rd., Highland Park, IL
Every Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1st Saturday of the month 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Excluding holidays
Also accepts: Fluorescent light bulbs, foam containers, foam packaging materials, clothing and textiles
​Wauconda Township: Road District Facility 505 W. Bonner Rd., Wauconda, IL
1st Saturday of the month: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Excluding holidays
Also accepts: Fluorescent light bulbs
​Waukegan: Public Works Facility 1700 McAree Rd., Waukegan, IL
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Excluding holidays
Also accepts: Clothing and textiles


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Tis the season for tree-lighting

Although the outside temperatures more closely resemble Chicago in January, Thanksgiving is really less than a week away.  The arrival of Thanksgiving brings a ton of crazy shoppers, but more importantly, it traditionally marks the start of the holiday season.  Lake County is home to fabulous communities – to Villages and Cities who make a remarkable effort to provide an abundance of fabulously fun events for residents.  Many of the communities structure several hours of activities around their tree lighting ceremonies, with quite a few including parades, Santa’s arrival, and performances by student bands and choirs.  And, these events help stretch your holiday budget farther – they are all FREE!

Lake County Community Lighting Festivals begin this weekend, and continue on into December. Here are some dates to mark on your calendar (for more details, visit the Lake County blog by clicking here):

November 22
Highland Park 3-5

November 28
Antioch 6-8
Fox Lake 6:30
Grayslake 5:30-8
Lake Forest 3:30-7
Libertyville 7
Round Lake Beach 6

November 29
Fox Lake Parade 11am
Lake Villa 5-7
Lake Zurich 4-6
Vernon Hills 4:30

December 5
Hawthorn Woods 6
Mundelein 6:30-8
Wauconda 6

December 6
Barrington 1-6:30
Island Lake 6
Lindenhurst 4:30-6
Round Lake 2-6
Waukegan 10-6
Winthrop Harbor 4:30

December 7
Lincolnshire 5:30-6:30