HAZARDOUS WASTE: Any questions or concerns related to disposal or storage of household hazardous waste should be directed to the IEPA at 217-785-8604.

Residents can dispose of their household chemical waste (HCW) at Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO’s) facility in Gurnee, Illinois. Drop-off events are year-round, the second Saturday of each month and the fourth Monday of each month. Appointments are required. Make your appointment online at swalco.org or call 847-336-9340.

LATEX PAINT: Latex paint is not accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Collections. It is not Household Hazardous Waste. It simply needs to be dried out before disposal with other garbage. To solidify latex paint, use equal parts of paint and either crushed corn cobs, shredded newspaper or cat litter

For additional disposal/recycling options and locations, please view the Official McHenry County Green Guide at www.mchenry.edu/green, www.mcdef.prg, or www.earth911.com or contact the McHenry County Solid Waste Manager at (815) 334-4585.