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Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO)



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  • Nutrition / Food / Gardening Education
  • Environmental Organizations

Organization Mission:

The purpose of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, Illinois is to implement a regional approach to solid waste management which addresses the economic, political and environmental issues in Lake County as follows:

  • Implement the Lake County Solid Waste Management Plan.
  • Facilitate an efficient, reliable and environmentally sound waste disposal system.
  • Advise and assist SWALCO members regarding solid waste management issues.
  • Educate the public regarding implications of solid waste management options.
  • Identify, evaluate and disseminate information regarding techniques to reduce, reuse and recycle the amount of solid waste generated.


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