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 2015

 

   The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) showcased the ninth Trashy Fashion Show at Oakton Community College on Saturday, November 12, 2015. The creations this year are based off a personal "Heroes of Our Universe".
 


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

 

  

 
Cinderella’s Wedding Dress
Lyricists and Composers of Broadway Musicals
Designers: Stephanie FitzSimons, Sue Kennedy, Grace Luczak and Kathleen Luczak
Model: Stephanie FitzSimons
Palatine


 

Recycling's The Word
Lyricists and Composers of Broadway Musicals
Designers: Stephanie FitzSimons, Sue Kennedy, Grace Luczak and Kathleen Luczak
Model: Grace Luczak
Palatine
 



Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Tablecloth
Lyricists and Composers of Broadway Musicals
Designers: Stephanie FitzSimons, Sue Kennedy,
Grace Luczak and Kathleen Luczak
Model: John Swoboda
Palatine

 

 

 

The Hills are Alive with Repurposing
Lyricists and Composers of Broadway Musicals
Designers: Stephanie FitzSimons, Sue Kennedy, Grace Luczak and Kathleen Luczak
Model: Kathleen Luczak
Palatine


 

Flower Child
Mother Nature
Designers: Nicole Kim and Karen Rumps,
Model: Karen Rumps
Fremd High School, Palatine

 


In Tiers
Vera Wang
Designers: Allie Nowak, Lead Designer and Alyssa Incrocci, Asst. Designer - plus 35 helpers
Model: Mara Atristain
Fremd High School, Palatine

 


 

I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Designers: Ana Carmona, Anamar Gomez, Talia Tucci and Karla Carmona
Model: AnaMar Gomez
Fremd High School, Palatine


 

G.I. Jane
Military Heroes
Designers: Daisy Gutierrez, Madison Beltran and Gabby Diaz
Model: Madison Beltran
Fremd High School, Palatine

 

 

 
 

Michael Jackson as a Girl
Michael Jackson
Designers: Lizzie Oh and Yunju Cho
Model: Asuka Takaura
Fremd High School, Palatine

 

Words Come Alive
Maya Angelou
Designer: Carly Sanofsky
Model: Carly Sanofsky
Fremd High School, Palatine
 

 

Run the World
Beyoncé
Designers: Aly Ferry and Rebecca Bora
Model: Aly Ferry
Fremd High School, Palatine

Elements of our Earth
Mother Nature
Designer: Roxanne Lisowsky
Model: Roxanne Lisowsky
Fremd High School, Palatine
 

 
Captain Environment
Captain Environment
Designer: Genevieve Kowalski
Model: Genevieve Kowalski
Hoffman Estates
 

Flower Power
Mother Nature
Designer: Neela Gilbert
Model: Neela Gilbert
Hoffman Estates

 


 

Tinker
Tinkerbell
Designers: Laura Volpe, Stefa Rusinque Correa, Liliann Odisho, Emily Baer, Andy Gonzalez and Grace Ancateu
Model: Liliann Odisho
Niles West High School, Skokie
 


Poco
Pocahontas
Designers: Laura Volpe, Stefa Rusinque Correa, Liliann Odisho, Emily Baer, Andy Gonzalez and Grace Ancateu
Model: Stefa Rusinque Correa
Niles West High School, Skokie
 
 

Humanity
Sara Flosi - legal aid lawyer for El Salvador & Guatemala
Designers: Carol Krofl & Cynda Alberts
Model: Veronica Toland
Wilmette and Evanston
 

Shopping Mania
Any Conscience Consumer
Designer: Laurie Roubitchek
Model: Emily Kelly
Mount Prospect
 

 

 

Heroes of Girl Scouts
Famous Women that were Girls Scouts
Designers: Karla Weiss - Leader of Troop 40694 and 15 girls,
Model: Sara Hasan
Arlington Heights
 

Lessons by the Book
J.K. Rowling
Designers: Madeline and Jennie Atkinson
Model: Madeline Atkinson
Barrington
 

 

 

Elegant 50s
Audrey Hepburn
Designers: Nohara Anaiel and Rama Kachaochana
Model: Kim Windon
Niles North High School, Skokie
 

 

 

Goodwill UNICEF Ambassador
Audrey Hepburn
Designers: Jasmine Nguyen, Alma Djurovic, Allysia Duberstein, Maui Pepino, Elisabeth Varvaroi and Jessie Nguyen
Model: Aceadia Huang
Niles North High School, Skokie


Humbly Peaceful
Mother Theresa
Designer: Ennana Markai
Model: Norshina Markai
Niles North High School, Skokie
 
 
VHS Flapper
Lyricists and Composers of Broadway Musicals
Designers: Stephanie FitzSimons, Sue Kennedy, Grace Luczak and Kathleen Luczak
Model: Grace Luczak
Palatine
 

Mystery of Edwin Drood's Curtains
Lyricists and Composers of Broadway Musicals
Designers: Stephanie FitzSimons, Sue Kennedy, Grace Luczak and Kathleen Luczak
Model: Stephanie FitzSimons
Palatine

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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