Community Recycling Programs

Reuse & Recycle Opportunities

Lake Zurich partners with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) to provide a variety of recycling programs, including:

  • Clothing & textile recycling
  • Shoe recycling
  • Residential electronics recycling
  • Pharmaceutical collection
  • Chemical waste disposal options
  • Styrofoam collection

Styrofoam Recycling 

The Village of Lake Zurich's styrofoam recycling pilot program last year was a success and we have already collected six semi-trailers full of foam that has been diverted from the landfills. The dropped off styrofoam is melted down and turned into new products at a facility in the western Chicago suburbs.
Collection is in the parking lot of the American Legion, 51 Lions Drive, on Tuesday from Noon to 2 pm and Friday from 9 am to 11 am.
We do not accept grocery/plastic bags, only styrofoam.
2022 Styrofoam Recycling with Saturday

Styrofoam Recycling

Where: American Legion Hall Parking Lot

When: Tuesdays: Noon - 2 pm, Fridays 9 - 11 am

Also open the third Saturday of each month from 10 am to noon all summer from May through October.