New MedWaste Kiosk at Village Hall

As part of the new residential refuse and recycling contract, the Village has partnered with Waste Management (WM) to provide a community MedWaste kiosk at Village Hall (325 N. O’Plaine Road). Residents who use sharps, syringes or lancets to inject medications can use this kiosk to dispose of this medical waste. Medical waste is disposed of separately from other refuse in order to prevent it from ending up in the environment, where it can pose a risk of injury or infection to others.

The MedWaste kiosk is a self-contained unit that will be picked up by WM and disposed of regularly. The kiosk is located on the right hand side of the main entry doors to Village Hall. Residents can bring in any standard sharps container, up to about a 1.4 quart size, for disposal at the MedWaste kiosk. Sharps containers are available for purchase from medical supply companies, pharmacies and some health providers. The Village has a limited number of free sharps containers available.

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NEW! Gurnee Unveils Online Permitting Application - OneStop Gurnee

 

In an effort to simplify the building permit application process and make it more convenient for residents and businesses, the Village of Gurnee has created a new website called OneStop Gurnee that allows users to submit some permit applications online. The site allows you to supply the information and materials required for permit submittal online, without having to make an initial visit to Village Hall. OneStop Gurnee will also allow you to track the progress of your permit application and, eventually, make payments online.

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New Textile Recycling Donation Drop Box Available at Fire Station No. 2

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) is introducing a new clothing and textiles recycling program, set to launch the first week of April. This new program continues “60% recycling rate” goal, which encourages Lake County residents to recycle at least 60% of their waste and unwanted products. The nearest drop off location is a donation box located in the parking lot of Fire Station #2 (6581 Dada Drive).

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Tips for Handling Extreme Cold Conditions

With temperatures forecasted to stay at or near freezing most of this week and more cold weather coming, it is a good idea to brush up on some helpful cold weather tips to protect your home and property from potential damage.

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