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.
Blouses and shirts
Coats and jackets
Pants and jeans
Suits and tuxedos
Wet, smelly, or moldy items
Foam furniture and foam mats
Vinyl Shower Curtains
Purses and handbags
Bedspreads, duvets, comforters, sheets, blankets, and quilts