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Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Acceptable and Unacceptable Wastes

Acceptable Wastes at One-Day Collections

Oil-based paints Household Batteries
Paint thinners Used motor oil
Herbicides Drain cleaners
Insecticides Lawn chemicals
Pesticides Solvents
Old Gasoline Antifreeze
Pool Chemicals Hobby chemicals
Cleaning Products Aerosol paints and pesticides
Mercury Fluorescent lamp bulbs
Double bagged and wetted asbestos Old and outdated medicines and pharmaceuticals

Please Do Not Bring Latex Paint

(Disposal Options for Latex Paint)


Unacceptable Wastes

Agricultural chemicals Propane Tanks*
Business/commercial sector wastes Smoke detectors
Explosives Farm machinery oil
Fireworks Fire extinguishers*
Lead Acid Batteries Institutional Wastes
Medical Wastes Sharps, needles and potentially infectious medical wastes

* Although the Illinois EPA's contractors do not accept automotive batteries, propane tanks, or fire extinguishers, cosponsors may elect to contact a vendor willing to set up and accept these materials on the day of the collection event. Call the Illinois EPA to verify materials being accepted.


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