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Reuse-A-Shoe: Don't throw away your unwanted shoes! Make sure they get recycled or reused! Drop off your shoes at one of the several locations across Lake County. View Drop-Off LocationsClothing and textiles: Did you know 85 percent of clothing ends up in the landfill? Instead, bring your new, gently used and used clothing to be reused or recycled. Even clothes with stains or holes will be taken. Learn more, including what is acceptable and where to drop off your items.
Household chemical waste: Get rid of unwanted pesticides, cleaners, batteries, gasoline, fertilizer and other household chemical waste items at public drop-off events at SWALCO’s Gurnee facility as well as mobile collection events at locations across Lake County. These collections are for residential waste only. Learn more, including acceptable items and when the next collection will be.