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 2010

 

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) showcased the fourth Trashy Fashion Show at the Holiday Inn in Skokie on November 18, 2010.

Special Thanks To:
Howard Kleinstein, Videographer 
Joe Noel, Photographer
JP Allen, Music
Teacher Sponsors 
Community Sponsors 
All of the Designers and Models 
SWANCC’s Board of Directors

Juicy Couture
Allison Stavros , Model
Designers: Carolee Crab, Erika Lawson, Darla Stavros
Prospect Heights

Juicy Couture
Jessica Stavros, Model
Designers: Carolee Crab, Erika Lawson, Darla Stavros
Prospect Heights

Juicy Couture
Elizabeth Stavros , Model
Designers: Carolee Crab, Erika Lawson, Darla Stavros
Prospect Heights

Juicy Couture
Allison Stavros, Model
Designers: Carolee Crab, Erika Lawson, Darla Stavros
Prospect Heights

Golden Girl
Caroline McCance, Model
Joan McCance, Designer
Evanston

Jeans Gone Crazy
Marisa Domian, Model
Laurie Roubitchek, Designer
Mount Prospect

Mary's Garden
Nancy Roos, Model
Mary Anne Enriquez, Designer
Glenview

EggsQuizit in Ruffles
Rachel Nehring, Model
Laurie Roubitchek, Designer
Mount Prospect

Silver and White
Caroline McCance, Model
Joan McCance, Designer
Evanston

Sleeping Beauty Ball Gown
Emily Blackburn, Model
Kim Blackburn, Designer
Barrington

Aurora's Ball Gown
Monica Hoerner, Model
Kim Blackburn, Designer
Barrington

Flour Girl Dress
Mallory Blackburn, Model/Designer
Barrington

Don't Rain on My Parade
Katherine Stein, Model/Designer
Designers: Madeline Byrne, Tessa Singer, Julia Freeman, Gabi Abrams
Glenview

On the Go
Cassidy Axtman, Model
Morgan McLuckie, Designer
Palatine

For the Birds
Olivia Weaver, Model
Carol McLuckie, Designer
Barrington

LaBelle Sew Da Pop Dress
Allie Perry, Model
Kathleen Thomas, Designer
Glenview

The New Wild West
Leah Chiss, Model
Judy Chills, Designer
Evanston

It's Not All Black & White
Celeste Montenegro, Model/Designer
Designers: Ashley Skorski, Jasmine White, Stacy Geng, Tabitha Juneau, Dana Murray, Alex Machuca
Fremd High School, Palatine

News Worthy
Olivia Youman, Model/Designer
Designers: Mallory Kini, Gabby Martin, Ali Maniscalco, Anna Kuzma
Fremd High School, Palatine

Recycled Pink
Lauren Rosenwinkel, Model/Designer
Designers: Linda Yoon, Valentina Carrero, Courtney Robb, Ashley Bremer, Amanda Jensen
Fremd High School, Palatine

Simplicity Through Patterns
Peri Johnson, Model
Designers: Katie Bora, Teagen Reid, Annalie Mariano
Fremd High School, Palatine

Singing in the Rain
Nicole Bishop, Model/Designer
Courtney Olsberg, Designer
Fremd High School, Palatine

Color Me Crazy
Kiara Parham, Model/Designer
Designers: Noelle Lurie, Laura Dohn, Michelle Barron
Fremd High School, Palatine

Tasseled
Patrice Cadet, Model/Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

For Sale
Bisma Makda, Model/Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Fantasia
Ioanna Florakos, Model
Robert Noia, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Old News to Couture
Diana Coardos, Model
Joanne Ham, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

All Wrapped Up
Giana Civito, Model
Julia Choi, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

You've Been Warned
Hang Nguyen, Model
Erika Ledesma, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Sew Together
Rachel Shaykin, Model
Ariel Tidhar, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

No Returns
Regina Roberg, Model
Ariel Tidhar, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

College Craze
Amber Martin, Model
Sophia Martin, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Wrapper Razzle
Jessica Erler, Model
Sophia Martin, Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Pretty in Pink, Pink, Pink
Jenny Kline, Model/Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Pretty in Pink, Pink, Pink
Michelle Kline, Model/Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

Pretty in Pink, Pink, Pink
Grace Kline, Model
Michelle Kline, Model/Designer
Jenny Kline, Model/Designer
Niles North High School, Skokie

 

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