Illinois EPA Schedules 13 Household Hazardous Waste Collections
|For Immediate Release
Aug. 5, 1996
|Media Contact: Geoff
Technical Contact: G. Tod Rowe, 217-785-8604
Hearing Impaired: TDD, 217-782-9143
Springfield, Ill. - The Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) is co-sponsoring 13 household hazardous
waste collections from late August to early November 1996. Six
events are planned in central and southern Illinois, six in
northeastern Illinois and one in Chicago.
Collections are scheduled on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residents of cosponsoring communities are urged to bring weed
killers, drain cleaners, paints, thinners, antifreeze, pesticides
and similar household hazardous products. Unacceptable are
explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, agricultural
chemicals and business wastes. Additionally, event organizers ask
residents to take their used motor oil and auto batteries to
"We schedule a number of these popular one-day events
each spring and fall so citizens can safely dispose of
potentially hazardous household products," said Illinois EPA
Director Mary A. Gade. "So far, the Agency has assisted in
152 successful collections, which altogether filled 25,360 drums
with hazardous wastes gathered from nearly 139,000
Household hazardous waste collections are free to the public.
A contractor hired by the Illinois EPA correctly disposes of all
collected wastes. The program is funded by statewide fees on
landfilled solid waste.
Following are dates, cities, collection points, cosponsors and
local contacts for forthcoming events:
||1835 W. 95th St.
(95th and Longwood)
|Chicago Dept. of
Transfer Station, 3 Providence Drive
||Solid Waste Agency of
Northern Cook County
||East Hazel Crest
||Commuter Parking Lot
1904 W. 174th St.
|South Suburban Managers
and Mayors Association
||Illinois Power Co.
2460 N. Jasper
|Macon County Solid Waste
||Intersection of Empire
and Burlington Roads
201 E. Poplar
|City of West Frankfort
||Dept. of Public Works
7700 W. 98th St.
Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
||509 Front St.
||DeKalb County Farm Bureau
1350 W. Prairie Drive
|DeKalb County Farm Bureau
and League of Women Voters
2200 N. Seminary Ave.
|McHenry County Dept. of
Planning and Development
||Fondulac Park District
201 Veterans Drive
|Tazewell County Health
||Shell Oil Co. Refinery
900 S. Central
|River Bend Communities
and Shell Oil Co.
||1900 N. University St.
||Macoupin County Health