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SWALCO Hosts Big Summer Clothing and More Clear-Out

SWALCO recycling bin in the Hawthorn Mall lounge

Photo courtesy of SWALCO

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) is providing new sites and collaborators participating in their clothing and textile collection program. Residents can find the closest location to drop off and donate new, gently used or worn items like shirts, pants, jeans, blankets, comforters, sheets, towels, table linens and more to be reused, repurposed or recycled/upcycled. Eighty-five percent of these materials usually end up in our landfills. Find a list of accepted items at

Newest Clothing and Textile Sites in 2021:

Patty Turner Center of Deerfield Park
District, Deerfield
Ela Township Highway Department,
Lake Zurich
(also accepts shoes via Reuse-A-Shoe)
College of Lake County Campus,
Hawthorn Mall, See Centennial Lounge, Vernon Hills
Dickinson Hall Senior Center,
Lake Forest
Deerfield Golf Club and Learning Center of DPD,
Lakeview Fitness of VHPD,
Vernon Hills
Winthrop Harbor Public Works
Facility, Winthrop Harbor
First Baptist Church, Waukegan,
(also accepts shoes via Reuse-A-Shoe)
Village of Long Grove, Archer
Municipal Parking Lot, Long Grove
North Shore Unitarian Church, Deerfield, IL
(also accepts shoes via Reuse-A-Shoe)
For more information, visit