Household Chemical Waste Event at the Mundelein Train Station, November 2, 8 am -2:30 pm

SWALCO is pleased to announce a Household Chemical Waste event will be held on Saturday, November 2 in Mundelein from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Appointments are NOT necessary. The collection event will take place at the Metra Train Station, 205 N. Archer Avenue. The goal for all of SWALCO collection events is to divert/collect as much household chemical waste as possible.

Accepted Materials: Aerosol Products, Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Fertilizers/Herbicides/Pesticides, Fluorescent Light Bulbs/CFL’s, Furniture Stripper and Varnishes, Gasoline and Kerosene, Household Batteries (Lithium and Rechargeable only), Household Cleaners, Oil-Based Paints and Paint Removers, Prescription and over-the-counter medicines and supplements (people and pet) – NO DEA Controlled Substances.

Not Accepted: Latex paint, empty paint cans or “treated” paint, DEA Controlled substances, business wastes, farm chemicals, propane tanks, lab chemicals, lead-acid and alkaline batteries, explosives, medical wastes, construction/demolition debris, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and household electronics.

HCW Collections sponsored by SWALCO are for Illinois Residents ONLY. If you would like to learn more about SWALCO programs and services, visit or call 847-336-9340.

SWALCO also offers Year-round HCW Public Drop-off Events at their Gurnee, IL facility. By appointment only on the second Saturday and the fourth Monday of every month (some exceptions apply). Set-up your preferred time now at