Household Chemical Waste Recycling

On May 21, 2016 the Village of Vernon Hills in cooperation with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) will sponsor a one- day Household Chemical Waste Collection for residents between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Hours subject to change). The one-day event is held at the Vernon Hills Metra Station located at 75 US Route 45.

Materials Accepted at HCW Collections


  • Oil-based Paint
  • Solvents
  • Unwanted Prescriptions, Medicines & Supplements
  • Motor Oil
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Batteries (alkaline and rechargeable)
  • Antifreeze
  • Garden / Lawn Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Old Gasoline
  • Fungicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Metal Polishes
  • Paint Remover
  • Driveway Sealer
  • Drain Cleaner
  • Aerosol Products
  • Hobby Chemicals
  • Mercury (including thermometers and thermostats)

Materials Not

Accepted at HCW Collections
  • Business / Institutional Wastes
  • Explosives / Ammunition
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Lead-acid Batteries
  • Tires
  • Latex Paint Agricultural Chemicals
  • Fireworks
  • Propane Tanks
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Medical Wastes
  • Household Electronics
For year-round disposal please view the following link: HCW Satellite Collection Point or visit SWALCO's website.