Household Hazardous Waste Event

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Flyer - June 10, 2023 Opens in new windowSaturday, June 10
8 am-3 pm at Expo Gardens

  • By appointment only
  • Open to all Illinois residents.

How do I transport hazardous waste materials?

  • Keep products in their original containers, securely capped or sealed, with contents clearly labeled.  
  • Any unlabeled or unknown materials should be marked with whatever information you have concerning the substance. If you need packing material, use kitty litter or oil absorbent.
  • Place containers in a cardboard box or plastic bag to contain leaks and ensure efficient removal of materials.

Will I have to unload the materials myself at the event?

  • When you arrive at the collection site, trained technicians and chemists will safely unload the waste from your vehicle and prepare it for safe and proper disposal. 

What are alternative disposal methods for latex paint?

  • Dry the paint out by adding kitty litter, sawdust, or other absorbent to the paint can and dispose of it in your regular trash bins. Be sure to dry it out completely to prevent leaking.
  • If possible, use the paint up completely or donate to someone who can use it.

How can I  dispose of medications, used motor oil, fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), antifreeze, old gasoline, or household batteries?

There are local programs accepting these items year-round.  View our printable recycling guide for details.

Accepted Items

  • Acids and corrosives
  • Oil-based paints
  • Paint thinners
  • Mercury (thermometers too)
  • Hobby paints & chemicals
  • Lawn chemicals
  • Insecticides
  • Herbicides
  • Pesticides
  • Solvents
  • Aerosol paints
  • Pool chemicals
  • Used motor oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Old gasoline
  • Fluorescent lamp bulbs
  • Household batteries
  • Cleaning products

Items NOT Accepted

  • Latex paint
  • Agricultural, Business, or Institutional wastes
  • Ammunition
  • Biological waste
  • Propane tanks
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Cell phones
  • Electronics
  • Needles or sharps
  • Controlled substances
  • Tires
  • Medications