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HouseHold Hazardous Waste Collection Events for Fall 2020

9/15/2020

Illinois EPA is resuming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections for the fall of 2020. 
Residents participating in these events are encouraged to bring:
Chemical cleaners, oil-based paints, thinners, antifreeze, motor oil,gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides and pesticides, old or outdated medications, and similar hazardouw household products.

Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:

Latex paint, explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals and business wastes. A complete list of household hazardous wastes that are and are not accepted is available online at 

https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/waste-management/waste-disposal/household-hazardous-waste/Pages/acceptable-wastes.aspx.

One-day collections are open to ALL ILLINOIS RESIDENTS and operate from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the below scheduled Saturdays:

Sept.26  Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive

Oct. 3     DuQuoin Elementary School, 845 E. Jackson St

Oct. 10   Watseka-location to be determined

Nov. 7     Il State Fairgrounds, 801 E. Sangamon Ave, Springfield

For safe transpor tof HHW, residents are asked to:

Pack HHW in a disposable box to avoid spillling
Keep like chemicals together and separate unlike chemicals
Secure lids and make sure containers are not leaking
Place Box(es) of HHW in empty trunk of your vehicle, away from 
   passengers during transport
 Remain in vehicle at collection site! On-site personnel will remove the HHW from your vehicle!