a delegation agreement with the Illinois EPA, the Lake County Health Department
Solid Waste Program regulates the solid waste facilities that have a permit from
the Illinois EPA Bureau of Land to operate in Lake County. The facilities include active landfills,
compost sites, transfer stations, construction and demolition debris processing
sites and household chemical waste collection and storage sites. Other program responsibilities include
monitoring closed landfills, monitoring the groundwater quality near solid
waste facilities where residents rely on private wells for their potable water
supply, investigating and responding to illegal dumping activities and investigating
and responding to solid waste complaints.
solid waste facilities are required to comply with their respective permit
conditions and the applicable State of Illinois regulations that exist to
protect public health and the environment.
The Illinois EPA receives a written report following each inspection
that includes the current compliance status for the respective facility. Enforcement is pursued when necessary through
the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and/or the Attorney General’s Office.
County and the municipalities within the county rely on the permitted
facilities to manage the garbage, refuse, landscape wastes, construction and
demolition debris and household chemicals generated by their residential and
business communities. As much as
possible, the facilities need to operate without causing off-site impacts due
to odor, dust, litter and noise. If
problems occur, odors can be reported using a dedicated phone line by calling #847-377-8096. Dust, litter, noise and other solid waste
related complaints can be reported by calling #847-377-8030. General information regarding the solid waste
facilities can be obtained by calling #847-377-8016.
Office Location: Central Permit
Facility, 500 West Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday