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 2012

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) showcased the fifth Trashy Fashion Show at the Holiday Inn in Skokie on November 15, 2012. The creations this year are based off a movie theme or character.

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

Nancy Roos, Model
Mary Ann Enriquez, Designer


The Flinstones
Jenny Kline, Model/Designer 
Michelle Kline, Model/Designer
Grace Kline, Model

Leah Chiss, Model
Judy Chiss, Designer


Catch Me If You Can
Julie Lear, Model/Designer
and Teacher Sponsor


Peter Pan
Allison Bunag, Model
Samantha Youseph, Designer

The Little Mermaid
Alexandra St. John, ModelKenedi Littles, Designer

Moulin Rouge
Richa Basnet, Model/Designer


Harry Potter
Annie Ewart, Model
Melissa Ewart, Designer


The Hunger Games
Elizabeth Sado, Model
Melissa Ewart, Designer


The Little Mermaid
Rachel Shaykin, Model/Designer



Allison Bunag, Model/Designer
Ayesha Riaz, Designer



Video Madness
Nina Masciopinto , Model
Lauire Roubitchek, Designer
Mount Prospect


Fabulous in the Funnies
Emma Sherwood , Model
Lauire Roubitchek, Designer
Mount Prospect


Singing in the Rain
Yngride Jean Philippe, Model
Mary Mooring, Designer 


Star Wars
Alexsandra Myrda, Model
Bertha Novaczyk, Designer


Alice in Wonderland
Jordan Freer, Model/Designer
Sydney Hill, Designer


The Hunger Games
Kayla Dzierozynski, Model/Designer


101 Dalmations
Rachel Perlin, Model/Designer
Kayla Dzierozynski, Designer
Aish Gananche, Designer


Valentina Carrero, Model/Designer
Sarah Perlin, Designer
Lauren Rosenwinkel, Designer
Linda Yoon, Designer


Swan Lake
Katelyn Rogers, Model/Designer
Celeste Montenegro, Designer
Ashley Bremer, Designer


Karen Borchert, Model
Kim Blackburn, Designer


The Cat in the Hat
Emily Blackburn, Model
Annie Mowbray, Model
Kim Blackburn, Designer


Nicole Blackburn, Model
Mallary Blackburn, Designer



Rachel Velleuer, Model
Holly Velleuer, Designer 
Ann Calandrino, Designer


The Little Mermaid
Lauren Polito, Model
Morgan McLuckie, Designer


Gone With the Wind
Cassidy Axtman, Model
Carol McLuckie, Designer


Bonna Tutor, Model

Karla Tipay, Designer

Red Riding Hood
Haley Melnick, Model/Designer


A Fashion Fairytale: Perfect Dress
Jamie Rohn, Model
Tanya Polhovski, Designer


Mickey Mouse
Liza Kobets, Model
Tanya Polhovski, Designer


Maria Kirichenko, Model
Tanya Polhovski, Designer


Chronicles of Narnia
Andrea Diugan, Model
Miriam Veliciu, Designer


Melida Pelinkovic, Model
Mehwish Ali, Designer


The Wizard of Oz
Selina Montero, Model
Katherine Hornung, Designer
Binsy Benny, Designer 
Alexa Bits, Designer


Victorian Roses
Meghan Laude, Model
Miyavi Jin, Designer 
Angeni Barrios, Designer 
Asma Hussain, Designer

Princess Diaries
Shanet Slephosh, Model
Mehwish Ali, Designer


Bonna Tutor, Model
Karla Tipay, Designer



Little Mermaid
Mary Mando, Model
Sundus Qureshi, Designer
Jackie Lopez, Designer
Meghan Laude, Designer
Selina Montero, Designer

Mary Allen, Model 
MJ GarnierDesigner



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