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Zion Landfill - Zion, IL

701 Green Bay Road
Zion, IL 60099
Scale House Phone: 847-599-5917
General Manager Email:
Landfill Office Phone Number: 847-599-5920

Special Waste Expert: Joe Pavilonis
Phone: 773-556-1038
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday      6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday    7:00 am - 10:30 am
Sunday      CLOSED

Service Notes

Materials Accepted
Municipal Solid Waste
Construction and Demolition
Inert Waste
Wastewater Biosolids
Friable Asbestos
Non-Friable Asbestos
Foundry Sand
Contaminated Soil

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Landfill Information

Items NOT accepted at the Zion Landfill are as follows:

  • Yard and landscape waste
  • Tires
  • Appliances (refrigerators, air conditioners, furnaces, microwaves, stoves, water heaters, washers  and dryers)
  • Car batteries
  • Paint and other liquids
  • Pressurized tanks (propane, helium, etc.)
  • Electronic waste
  • Hazardous waste 

For disposal options for these materials call SWALCO at 847-336-9340 or visit

Items accepted at the Zion Landfill for a CHARGE *** are as follows:

  • Building materials consisting of but not limited to: Wood, Paneling, Drywall, Ceiling tiles, Flooring, Roofing materials, Windows, Doors, Brick, Concrete, Cabinets, Cupboards, Toilets, Sinks, Tubs
  • Household trash
  • Furniture
  • Box springs
  • Toys
  • Clothing
  • Lawn furniture
  • Grills without propane tanks 

*** If you need to dispose of these materials, there is a charge of: $58.50 per ton plus landfill fees.  If you are under ¾ of a ton, there is a minimum charge of $45.00 plus landfill fees.  (RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)


A $60.00 deposit will be collected for disposing at the resident boxes. If the load requires dumping in the landfill, the deposit will be $100.00, plus you must show proof of insurance on your vehicle.  Work boots, hard hat and safety vest must be worn at all times while dumping. Cash or Credit Cards are accepted form of payment.


The Zion Landfill originally opened in approximately 1976 and accepts MSW, C&D, non-hazardous industrial waste, contaminated soil and asbestos.  The average daily volume of MSW and C&D is 1,500 tons per day.  Contaminated soil and industrial waste volumes can range from 0 to 5,000 tons per day with the average being around 1,000 tons per day.  There is no regulated daily maximum. Zion Landfill has a 6,750 kilowatt electrical generation plant that puts power out to the local electric grid – powering homes or businesses in the neighborhood or transmitted via power lines all over the region.  Energy Developments owns the power plant and Zion receives a royalty from the sale of the electricity produced. Host fees are paid to the City of Zion, the Zion Park District, the Village of Winthrop Harbor, the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, and Lake County.  Leachate is trucked off-site for disposal at the Kenosha Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Currently the site has life until approximately 2028.

This facility is permitted to accept waste from all counties in Illinois and surrounding states and accepts waste from Advanced Disposal subsidiaries and third party companies.

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Household Hazardous Waste

Please note the 17 Items banned from Illinois landfills per the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act are: 

  • Computers
  • Computer monitors
  • Televisions
  • Printers
  • Electronic keyboards
  • Electronic computer mice
  • Fax machines
  • VCR recorders
  • Portable digital music players
  • Digital video disc players
  • Video game consoles
  • Small-scale servers
  • Scanners
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Cable receivers
  • Satellite receivers
  • Video disc recorders

About Advanced Disposal

Advanced Disposal (NYSE: ADSW) brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the fourth largest solid waste company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 16 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations.

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