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ComEd Tree Pruning:

ComEd intends to perform vegetation management activities on distribution circuits in the Village within the next few months. The vegetation management activities are a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure system electrical reliability, as vegetation contact with ComEd equipment is a leading cause of outages. ComEd recognizes that their vegetation management activities sometimes create concern by residents because trees near our electrical wires are significantly trimmed or sometimes require removal. Qualified line-clearance workers contracted by ComEd will be performing the tree pruning work. Supervisors and General Foremen will be in close contact with the crews, ensuring that the work is performed properly. 

For more information about vegetation maintenance along power lines and ComEd’s "Right Tree, Right Place” program, please visit:

Map of ComEd Tree Pruning Locations

CEO Series: A Smarter Energy Future (Video)

Small Steps to Create Big Savings The saying "a little bit goes a long way" is ringing true...(full article)

ComEd reminds customers to keep foil balloons away from power lines - Metallic properties of balloons caused more than 200,000 customer interruptions in the last four years...(full article)


Household Chemical Waste Public Drop-Off Event
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
  Monday, October 28, 2019
  Saturday, November 9, 2019
  Monday November 25, 2019 
Time: Appointment Required
Location: Gurnee Facility
(1311 Estes St, Gurnee IL 60031)
For more information, CLICK HERE

Household Chemical Waste Event
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 
Time: 8am - 2:30pm
Location: Mundelein Metra Train Station
(205 N. Archer Ave, Mundelein IL 60060)
For more information, CLICK HERE

Press Release:
SWALCO Electronics Recycling Program continue reading this article

Extra food scraps??...No problem!
Watch this short video for some ideas on how to use them!

Press Release:
SWALCO Board Approves Funding for Electronics Recycling continue reading this article

Moving & Need to get rid of Household Chemical Waste?
SWALCO Can Help!! Click below for more information!!

If you are a Resident and interested in receiving information 
from SWALCO, please click HERE to receive information

GROOT 2019 Rates

The following is Groot’s scheduled rate effective January 1, 2019 for residential refuse, recycling and landscape waste. 


Current 2019 Rate

Previous Rate

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Senior Unlimited Curb



Limited Curb



Senior Limited Curb



Recycling Only



Refuse Collection Tag



Yard Waste

Current 2019 Rate

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Annual Subscription



Landscape Collection Tag



In a continued effort to reduce costs, please consider the "pay as you throw” option (by using stickers).  Groot will remove your existing large can and it be replaced by using their own 32 to 35 gallon can(s) or bag(s) and simply affix a sticker.  Stickers can be purchased on line by visiting Groot’s website at or at the following stores:  Ace Hardware and Sunset Foods both located on Peterson Road in Libertyville, Jewel, Libertyville Hardware both located on Milwaukee Ave in Libertyville and at the Green Oaks Village Hall.  For additional information please contact Groot at (847) 566-5159. 

Fun activities for family and friends during the month of October 2019!

Fight It's Not Too Late To Get The Flu Shot!
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization...(full article)

Fight The Bite This Season
Summer is here, and warmer temperatures mean more outdoor fun and more mosquitoes. The Lake County Health Department...(full article)

Health Department Announces Official Outbreak of Mumps at Barrington High School
The Lake County Health Department will post the current number of mumps cases on its website each weekday around 4:30pm...(full article) 

Questions about the Zika Virus?
Center of Disease Control and Prevention can educate you! Click HERE for more information.

Questions about the Food Recalls?
The Lake County Health Department updates a list of recalled food and products that may effect the Lake County area. Click HERE to view the current list.