Clothing & Textile Recycling

The Village of Vernon Hills' Public Works Department is in cooperation with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) as a year-round Clothing & Textile collection site. The Vernon Hills Public Works Facility is located at 490 Greenleaf Drive with a drop-box located on the east side of the building at the gate entrance for drive-up. All items should be sealed in a bag and placed inside the box. Drop-offs can be made throughout the day, and after hours; with no appointment necessary.

Acceptable items can be new, gently used, used or unwanted/worn, women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and textiles. All fabrics will be accepted; even clothes or textiles with stains or holes. Almost 95% of the materials collected will be repurposed or recycled through Chicago Textile Recycling, a Division of Wipeco, Inc.

For additional information on Clothing & Textile recycling; or other types of recycling in Lake County, please contact SWALCO directly by dialing 847-336-9340 or or by visiting

Acceptable Items

Clothing Items

  • Blouses and shirts
  • Coats and jackets
  • Pants and jeans
  • Socks
  • Swimsuits
  • Suits and tuxedos
  • Sweaters
  • Undergarments
  • Ties
  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Scarves

Unacceptable Items

  • Wet, smelly, or moldy items
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Mattresses
  • Rugs
  • Carpet
  • Cushions
  • Foam furniture and foam mats
  • Vinyl Shower Curtains
  • Large Luggage
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Clothing Accessories
  • Purses and handbags
  • Backpacks
  • Tote Bags
  • Belts
Household Textiles
  • Bedspreads, duvets, comforters, sheets, blankets, and quilts
  • Drapes
  • Sofa Covers
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Curtains