Recycling Cart Tagging Program Helps Residents Recycle Right
In an effort to educate consumers about proper recycling, SWALCO has been participating in a recycling cart tagging program where staff members examine these items people place in their recycling carts. For each bin they look at, they leave a tag to let the resident know if all items in the cart were recyclable, or if there was an item or items in their cart that should not have been. If a mistake was made, staff members will put a note on the tag to let the consumer know how to dispose of that item. The program was most recently completed in Round Lake Beach, where 450 home were visited. SWALCO plans to partner with more communities in the future to offer this program. Watch this video to learn more.
Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (Community Profile)
- Scrap Composting Program
- Compost Bins and Rain Barrel Sales
- Residential Electronics Recycling Program
- Household Chemical Waste Program
- Food Scrapping
Individual stickers are $2.08 each and can be purchased at the Village Hall, Sullivan Center, Mariano’s and Walgreens. Yardwaste subscription sticker is $104.04. Customer must contact the Advanced Disposal customer service department @ 847-623-3870 to sign up and prepay. Pick up begins April 1st and the last pick up is November 30th.
Vernon Hills Initiatives
- Prescription & OTC Drug Collection
- Cell Phones for Soldiers
- Waste Oil, Gas & Antifreeze
- Clothing & Textiles Recycling
- Shoe Recycling
- Lake Restoration & Stream Management
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Do you have a Green Initiative? Please let us know by emailing LisaF@vhills.org.