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 2013

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) showcased the seventh Trashy Fashion Show at the Marriott Hotel in Hoffman Estates on November 15, 2013. The creations this year are based off a personal social, environmental or political cause.

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

Motor Safety
Darla Stavros, Designer/Model
Elizabeth, Designer/Model
Jessica and Allison Stavros, Models


Juvenile Diabetes
Kim Blackburn, Designer 
Sabrina Castro, Model
Nicole Blackburn, Model

PAWS Chicago 
Amy Sergesketter, Designer
Alyssa Heath, Designer/Model


Global Warming 
Laurie Roubitchek, Designer
Marisa Domain, Model
Mount Prospect

Breast Cancer Awareness 
Aly Ferry and Casey Tan, Designers
Rebecca Bora, Designer/Model
Electronic vs Paper Publications 
Carly Sanofsky, Designer/Model


Women in Need Growing Stronger (WINGS) 
Katherine Kostidis, Designer
Ashley Bremer, Designer/Model


Under Age Drinking 
Nicole Wilkie, Designer/Model


American Cancer Society 
Michell Kline, Model/Designer
Jenny Kline, Model/Designer
Grace Kline, Model


Eco-Friendly Travel
Sue McFaul, Model/Designer
N. Glenview


Watershed Restoration 
Carol McLuckie, Designer
Lauren Polito, Model


Heartland Animal Shelter 
Bertha Novaczyk, Designer
Cloe Scott, Model

Le Tour de Shore 
Julie Lear, Designer/Model


Water Pollution 
Melissa Ewart, Designer
Ariel Shoffet, Model


Melissa Ewart, Designer
Jenny Steffens, Model


Breast Cancer Awareness 
Jeel Taylor, Designer
Hazel Desai, Model


Gulf of Mexico 
BP Oil Spill 
Jennifer Joseph, Model/Designer


Prevention of Wildfires  
Jodie Herman, Designer
Stacey Herman, Model


Protection of Children
Karla Barrientos, Designer
Vianey Toscano, Model


Ronald McDonald 
House Charity
Saba Patel, Designer/Model


Make a Wish Foundation 
Zahra Ali, Designer
Chantal Dakhoul, Model


American Cancer Society 
Jada Kirksey, Designer
Tatiana Tramble, Model


Breast Cancer Awareness 
Jalah Evans, Designer 
Miya Banks,  Model


Water Pollution 
Shira R. Elovic, Designer
Ariel Shoffet, Model


Prevention of Wildfires  
Emily Baer, Designer
Grace Ancateu, Designer/Model


Alzheimers Association 
Jennifer Nguyen, Designer
Kathia Tomayo, Model


Preservation of Natural Environment
Tanya Polhovski, Designer
Liza Kobets, Model


Water Pollution  
Tanya Polhovski, Designer
Naly Krishtal, Model


Heart Health 
Anmol Sunny, Designer
Emily Schmidt, Model


Expanding Lives 
Juliana Liscio, Designer/Model


Litter Prevention 
Ariane Lencie Villaseran, Designer/Model


Breast Cancer Awareness 
Daniella Buljan, Designer
Sara Kelly, Designer/Model


Diana Mikhail, Designer
Emily Baer, Model


Botanic Garden 
Analise Vujica, Designer
Michelle Przewcznik, 


Breast Cancer Awareness 
Miray Koro, Designer
Fabiana Mushe, Designer/


Water Pollution  
Mehwish Ali, Designer 
Shanet Slephosh, Model



Equal Civil Rights 
Angeni Barrios, Designer
Mary Samaniego, Model


Heart Health
Meghan Laude and Jacqueline Lopez, Designers
Meghan Laude, Model


Ocean Preservation 
Jasmiat Oyolola, Designer
Kathia Tomayo, Designer/


Ocean Conservation 
Laura Volpe, Designer
Analise Vujica, Model


Climate Change
Mary Jo Garnier, Designer
Mary Allen, Model



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