Illinois EPA has announced scheduled household hazardous waste collections for Spring 2019. Illinois EPA holds household hazardous waste collections to encourage residents to safely dispose of unused or leftover toxic products commonly found in homes.
Ten collection sites have been confirmed for the spring. IEPA is finalizing an additional four locations. Details for the additional collections will be announced when they become available.
|March 23, 2019
|115 South Sangamon Avenue
Gibson City, Illinois
|Ford County Soil and Water Conservation District|
|April 13, 2019||Brookfield
|Brookfield Zoo, North parking lot
8400 West 31st Street
|Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago;
|April 13, 2019||Griggsville
|Western Illinois Fairgrounds
516 South Oak Street
|Pike County Economic Development Corporation|
|April 27, 2019||Effingham
|Village Square Mall parking lot
|City of Effingham, Emergency Management Agency|
|May 4, 2019||Havana
504 South Promenade Street
Havana, Illinois 62644
|University of Illinois Extension, Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit|
|May 18, 2019||East Moline
Rock Island County
|Rock Island County Fairgrounds
4200 Archer Drive
East Moline, Illinois 61244
|Rock Island County Waste Management Agency|
|May 18, 2019||Sparta
|World Shooting and Recreation Complex
1 Main Event Lane
Sparta, Illinois 62286
|June 1, 2019||Cobden
|Cobden Community Park
Cobden, Illinois 62286
|Village of Cobden|
|June 8, 2019||Sycamore
|TBD||DeKalb County Farm Bureau|
|June 15, 2019||Roanoke
|Woodford County Highway Dept.
301 South Main Street
Roanoke, Illinois 61561
|Woodford County Health Department|
|June 29, 2019||Morrison
|Whiteside County Highway Dept.
18819 Lincoln Road
Morrison, Illinois 61270
St. Clair County
Note: One-day collections are open to all Illinois residents and operate from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the above scheduled Saturdays.
What items can I bring for disposal?
Items that will be accepted include chemical cleaners, oil-based paints, thinners, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides and pesticides, old or outdated medication, and similar hazardous household products. Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections.
Items not accepted include latex paint, explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals and business wastes.
IEPA has a complete list of household hazardous wastes that are and are not accepted at http://www.epa.illinois.gov/topics/waste-management/waste-disposal/household-hazardous-waste/acceptable-wastes/index.
Are there year-round collection facilities?
The following long-term collection facilities are available for disposal of household hazardous waste throughout the year:
- Naperville, 156 Fort Hill Drive (Next to Naperville Public Works), DuPage County, www.naperville.il.us/hhw.aspx
Hours: Saturdays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sundays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Phone: 630-420-6095
- Rockford, Rock River Reclamation District, 3333 Kishwaukee, Winnebago County
Hours: Saturdays 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sundays Noon – 4:00 PM, Phone: 815-987-5570
- Chicago, Goose Island, 1150 North Branch, Cook County https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/supp_info/how_it_works.html
Hours: Tuesdays 7:00 AM – Noon, Thursdays 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and
First Saturday of every month 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Phone: 312-744-7672
- Lake County, The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) currently operates a long-term household chemical waste collection program. Information and a collection schedule can be found on their website (www.swalco.org) or by calling 847-336-9340.
For questions concerning the Illinois EPA’s one-day or long-term collections, please contact the Waste Reduction Unit of the Agency at 217-524-3300.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedules are also available on the Illinois EPA website at https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/waste-management/waste-disposal/household-hazardous-waste/Pages/collections.aspx.
How do I schedule a collection event in my community?
IEPA accepts applications each fiscal year, keeps them active indefinitely, and DOES NOT CHOOSE on a first come, first serve basis.
IEPA categorizes applications into potential large, medium or small events then ranks them by a point system based on certain criteria. They choose events each spring and fall by using the ranking system. They determine the number of collections based on available funding.
For more information, visit https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/waste-management/waste-disposal/household-hazardous-waste/Pages/default.aspx.