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posted: 5/15/2013 8:27 PM

Household hazardous waste collection in Lake County

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The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County's first household chemical waste collection event of the season is 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Vernon Hills Metra Train Station at Route 45 and Ranney Drive. All HCW collections are for residential waste only. Allowed items include: CFL bulbs, unwanted prescription medicines and supplements (people and pet), household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints and varnishes (no latex), as well as other chemicals. Visit www.swalco.org for a general list of items accepted and not accepted at collection events. The free event are open to Illinois residents. Business waste will not be accepted.

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