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 www.swalco.org