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



Hemerobius
Nancy Roos, Model
Mary Ann Enriquez, Designer
Glenview
 

 

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

Cinderella
Leah Chiss, Model
Judy Chiss, Designer
Evanston

 

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

 

 

Cleopatra
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 
Evanston
 

 

Star Wars
Alexsandra Myrda, Model
Bertha Novaczyk, Designer
Glenview
 

 

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
 

 

Pocahontas
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
 

 

Mulan
Karen Borchert, Model
Kim Blackburn, Designer
Barrington
 

 

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

 

Pocohontas
Nicole Blackburn, Model
Mallary Blackburn, Designer
Barrington

 

 

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

 

The Little Mermaid
Lauren Polito, Model
Morgan McLuckie, Designer
Barrington
 

 

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

 

Cleopatra
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
 

 

Pocahontas
Maria Kirichenko, Model
Tanya Polhovski, Designer
 

 

Chronicles of Narnia
Andrea Diugan, Model
Miriam Veliciu, Designer
 

 

Hercules
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
 

 

Flinstones
Bonna Tutor, Model
Karla Tipay, Designer



 

 

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


Ballerina
Mary Allen, Model 
MJ GarnierDesigner


 

 

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