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
nsc.org
Darla Stavros, Designer/Model
Elizabeth, Designer/Model
Jessica and Allison Stavros, Models
Barrington

 

Juvenile Diabetes
jdrf.org
Kim Blackburn, Designer 
Sabrina Castro, Model
Nicole Blackburn, Model
Barrington

PAWS Chicago
pawschicago.org 
Amy Sergesketter, Designer
Alyssa Heath, Designer/Model
Winnetka

 

Global Warming
nrdc.org 
Laurie Roubitchek, Designer
Marisa Domain, Model
Mount Prospect
 

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

 

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

 

Under Age Drinking
niaaa.nih.gov 
Nicole Wilkie, Designer/Model



 

American Cancer Society
cancer.org 
Michell Kline, Model/Designer
Jenny Kline, Model/Designer
Grace Kline, Model
Palatine
 

 

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

 

Watershed Restoration
raingardennetwork.com 
Carol McLuckie, Designer
Lauren Polito, Model
Barrington
 

 

Heartland Animal Shelter
heartlandanimalshelter.net 
Bertha Novaczyk, Designer
Cloe Scott, Model
Glenview
 

 
Le Tour de Shore
letourdeshore.com 
Julie Lear, Designer/Model
 

 

Water Pollution
nationalgeographic.com 
Melissa Ewart, Designer
Ariel Shoffet, Model
 

 

Deforestation
wwf.org 
Melissa Ewart, Designer
Jenny Steffens, Model
 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness
cancer.org 
Jeel Taylor, Designer
Hazel Desai, Model
 

 

Gulf of Mexico 
BP Oil Spill
bird-rescue.org 
Jennifer Joseph, Model/Designer
 

 

Prevention of Wildfires
smokeybear.com  
Jodie Herman, Designer
Stacey Herman, Model
 

 

Protection of Children
unicef.org
Karla Barrientos, Designer
Vianey Toscano, Model
 

 

Ronald McDonald 
House Charity
RMHC.org
Saba Patel, Designer/Model
 

 

Make a Wish Foundation
wish.org 
Zahra Ali, Designer
Chantal Dakhoul, Model
 

 

American Cancer Society
cancer.org 
Jada Kirksey, Designer
Tatiana Tramble, Model
 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness
cancer.org 
Jalah Evans, Designer 
Miya Banks,  Model
 

 

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

 

Prevention of Wildfires
smokeybear.com  
Emily Baer, Designer
Grace Ancateu, Designer/Model
 

 

Alzheimers Association
alz.org 
Jennifer Nguyen, Designer
Kathia Tomayo, Model
 

 

Preservation of Natural Environment
nature.org
Tanya Polhovski, Designer
Liza Kobets, Model
 

 

Water Pollution
worldwatercouncil.org  
Tanya Polhovski, Designer
Naly Krishtal, Model

 

Heart Health 
heart.org 
Anmol Sunny, Designer
Emily Schmidt, Model

 

Expanding Lives
expandinglives.org 
Juliana Liscio, Designer/Model

 

Litter Prevention
kab.org 
Ariane Lencie Villaseran, Designer/Model
 
 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness
cancer.org 
Daniella Buljan, Designer
Sara Kelly, Designer/Model

 

Equality
bornthiswayfoundation.org 
Diana Mikhail, Designer
Emily Baer, Model

 

Botanic Garden
chicagobotanicgarden.org 
Analise Vujica, Designer
Michelle Przewcznik, 
Designer/Model
 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness
cancer.org 
Miray Koro, Designer
Fabiana Mushe, Designer/
Model
 
 

 

Water Pollution
ocean.org  
Mehwish Ali, Designer 
Shanet Slephosh, Model

 

 

Equal Civil Rights
tietheknot.org 
Angeni Barrios, Designer
Mary Samaniego, Model
 

 

Heart Health
heart.org
Meghan Laude and Jacqueline Lopez, Designers
Meghan Laude, Model

 

Ocean Preservation
oneworldoneocean.org 
Jasmiat Oyolola, Designer
Kathia Tomayo, Designer/
Model
 

 

Ocean Conservation
oceanconservancy.org 
Laura Volpe, Designer
Analise Vujica, Model
 

 

Climate Change
350.org
Mary Jo Garnier, Designer
Mary Allen, Model
SWANCC 

 

 

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