If you’re starting your spring cleaning, think recycle first, trash last. The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County offers many options to recycle your shoes, clothing and textiles and household chemicals.
Reuse-A-Shoe: All types of shoes can be collected to keep these shoes out of landfills. Scout troops, park districts, schools, churches, community organizations and more can participate in this fun program. Learn more
Clothing and textiles: New, gently used and used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing is accepted. Even clothes with stains or holes will be taken. Learn more about this program including what clothing is acceptable and where to drop off your items.
Household chemical waste: Items can be dropped off at year round public drop-off events at the Gurnee facility as well as mobile collection events at locations across Lake County. This collection is for residential waste only. Learn more about this program including acceptable items and when the next collection will be.