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Strategic Plan ImageStrategic Goal: Promote a Sustainable Environment

Progress Report:

The County is supporting local food production efforts by allowing the keeping of bees, hens, and hoop houses on residential properties in unincorporated areas. Learn more.

To increase recycling, the County Board approved regulations that require recycling services in contracts of service in the unincorporated area. Learn more.

The County also updated the Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance adding provisions for residential recycling and recycling construction and demolition debris.


Did you know?
• In 2013, approximately 7,500 households participated in SWALCO's Household Chemical Waste program and diverted over 650,000 of material from the landfill.
• Between January and October of 2013, Lake County residents recycled over 3.3 million pounds of electronics, of which 51,803 pounds were collected at Lake County DOT.  This annual program keeps growing and is the largest, most successful countywide program in the state!​




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