Reuse/Recycling Directory


Use the Green Pages: Reuse and Recycling Directory to find outlets for items no longer needed.

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Electronics Recycling


SWANCC offers weekly drop-off locations for electronics and one-day collection events.

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Document Destruction


The Agency continues to provide seasonal Document Destruction Events for residents.

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Drugs/Sharps Disposal


SWANCC provides weekly drop-off locations for unused pharmaceuticals and sharps.

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News and Events

Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy guides state efforts to improve water quality at home and downstream by reducing nitrogen and phosphorus levels in our lakes, streams, and rivers. The strategy lays out a comprehensive suite of best management practices for reducing nutrient loads from wastewater treatment plants and urban and agricultural runoff. Recommended activities target the state’s... More detail
US EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan US EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan The U.S. EPA recently released their Strategic Plan for sustainable materials management.  This Plan highlights the following EPA objectives:  1. Decrease disposal rate. 2. Reduce environmental impacts of materials. 3. Increase socio-economic benefits. 4. Increase capacity of State and Local governments, communities and key stakeholders to adopt and implement SMM policies, practices... More detail
Food Scrap Composting Challenges and Solutions in Illinois Report Food Scrap Composting Challenges and Solutions in Illinois Report This report is designed to educate elected officials, composting industry stakeholders and advocates, and the public at-large about opportunities and strategies related to developing a robust food scrap composting industry in Illinois. This report and the Executive Summary of Recommendations support the work of the Task Force on the Advancement of Materials Recycling, and include recommendations... More detail
Solid Waste Management Plan Solid Waste Management Plan Solid Waste Management Plan SWANCC is pleased to release the pdf Final Solid Waste Management Plan Update . Please use the links below to download the report and appendices. Please note that it may take a while for the documents to download due to file size. pdf Solid Waste Management Plan Update - Final pdf SWMP Update Appendices Learn... More detail

Popular Resources

Waste Reduction Solutions Brochure Waste Reduction Solutions Brochure Recycling is important, not only to save energy and to conserve our natural resources, but to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Recycling can be beneficial to your school by cutting down on... More detail
Eco-Friendly Marketplace Eco-Friendly Marketplace Part of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is ReBuy. The Eco-Friendly Marketplace is a guide that raises awareness about the wide variety of products available to consumers made from recycled or sustainable materials... More detail

Trashy Fashion Show 2011

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) showcased the fifth Trashy Fashion Show at the Holiday Inn in Skokie on November 17, 2011.

Special Thanks To:
Amy Senior, Videographer 
Joe Noel, Photographer 
Teacher Sponsors 
Community Sponsors 
All of the Designers and Models 
SWANCC’s Board of Directors

Black and White and Read All Over
Brenda Metelk, Model
Karina Guico, Designer
Morton Grove Public Library

Chicklet
Margaret Garrity, Model
Mary Ann Enriquez, Designer
Glenview

Bag Lady
Alex Lukawski, Model/Designer
Arlington Heights

Dinner for Two
Shea Walters, Model
Mary Jo Garnier, Designer
Skokie

The Help
Ellen Longman, Model
Carol Longman, Designer
Park Ridge

Flower Power
Anne Longman, Model
Carol Longman, Designer
Park Ridge

Reducer Troopers
Aviator: Sam Pomerantz, Model
Gladiator: Isaac Gartzman, Model
Jackie Pomerantz and Sue Gatzman, Designers
Evanston

Victoria's Gown
Morgan McLuckie, Model/Designer
Carol McLuckie, Designer
Barrington

Dog Gone
Loren Perry Wagner, Model
Kat Thomas, Designer
Glenview

Mini "Coat"ure
Nicole Blackburn, Model
Kim Blackburn, Designer
Barrington

Maxi "Coat"ure
Karen Borchert, Model
Kim Blackburn, Designer
Barrington

The Blue Ribbon Dress
Mallory Blackburn, Model/Designer
Barrington

Tootsie Wrapper Flapper
Anna Schmalz, Model
Linnea Dolan, Mary Beth Zerwic, Dana Meinecke, Designers
Glenview

Let It Rain
Ruth Stover, Model/Designer
Palatine

Food For Thought
Darla Stavros, Model/Designer
Prospect Heights

Thinking of Food
Elizabeth Stavros, Model/Designer
Prospect Heights

Cookie Delight
Allison Stavros, Model/Designer
Prospect Heights

Growing Green
Jessica Stavros, Model/Designer
Prospect Heights

Denim Revolution
Jenny Kline, Model/Designer
Palatine

Denim Revolution
Michelle Kline, Model/Designer
Palatine

Denim Revolution
Grace Kline, Model
Palatine

Bubblegum Fairy
Celeste Montenegro, Model/Designer
Designers: Amanda Jensen, Ashley Bremer, Katelyn Rogers, Stacy Geng, Tabitha Juneau
Fremd High School, Palatine

Newspaper Ballgown
Katie Bora, Model/Designer
Designers: Peri Johnson, Teagen Reid, Annalie Mariano, Ashley Skorski
Fremd High School, Palatine

Coke-a-Hontis
Valentina Carrero-Bejarano, Model/Designer
Designers: Courtney Robb, Sarah Perlin, Lauren Rosenwinkel
Fremd High School, Palatine

Collage Couture
Lindsay Obesco, Model/Designer
Designers: Annie Victor, Emma Gattuso, Erin LaRusso
Fremd High School, Palatine

House of Cards
Brittney Wojcik, Model/Designer
Designers: Tiffany Walsh, Sophie Slezak, Olivia Nortillo
Fremd High School, Palatine

Shopaholic
Lauren Rosenwinkel, Model/Designer
Designers: Sarah Perlin, Valentina Carrero-Bejarano, Courtney Robb
Fremd High School, Palatine

Packaged for Fashion
Courtney Robb, Model/Designer
Designers: Sarah Perlin, Valentina Carrero-Bejarano, Lauren Rosenwinkel
Fremd High School, Palatine

Struttin' With the News
Nicole Bonner, Model
Zena Salam, Designer
Niles West High School, Skokie

Modern Bride
Angela Guinta, Model
Designers: Zena Salam, Joanna Kastrinakis, Angela Guinta
Niles West High School, Skokie

Special Delivery
Haley Melnick, Model/Designer
Niles West High School, Skokie

Struttin' With the News
Tanya Polhovski, Model/Designer
Mehwish Ali, Designer
Niles West High School, Skokie

Interior Redesigned
Julie Lear, Model/Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Partying in Lace
Richa Basnet, Model/Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Music to My Laminate
Veronica Billedo, Model
Martyna Tos, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Fairy Dress
Jinal Patel, Model/Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

The Starbuck's Swan
Paola Rojas, Model
Designers: Melissa Ewart, Karla Tipay
Niles North High School, Skokie

Fur-Cycled
Alexandra Reuter, Model
Ariel Tidhar, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

All Bottled Up
Rachel Shaykin, Model
Ariel Tidhar, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Recycled Shopaholic
Regina Roberg, Model
Ariel Tidhar, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Interior Redesigned
Lois Love Le, Model
Ariel Tidhar, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

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