Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) cannot be safely or legally put in the trash or poured down the drain and for most HHW materials, there are no local or convenient drop-off locations for safe disposal. For this reason, McLean County along with many other communities in Illinois is dependent upon occasional (every-other-year) one-day HHW collection events to meet the needs of local residents.
In the absence of traditional state funding for Household Hazardous Waste Collection, The Ecology Action Center is now fundraising for a tentative fall 2021 HHW Collection for McLean County residents. This one-day event may cost up to $175,000. While the City of Bloomington, Town of Normal, Mclean County, and BNWRD have agreed to provide a significant portion of the funding, private contributions are necessary for the remaining portion.
Please contribute to the McLean County HHW Fund. Donations may be made using the online form or by mail. Please make checks out to “Ecology Action Center” and mail to: Ecology Action Center, Attn: HHW Fund, PO Box 97, Normal, IL 61761. All contributions are tax deductible. You will receive an acknowledgment for tax purposes. Businesses or organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael Brown at 309-454-3169 or [email protected]
The Fall 2021 HHW Collection will be successful only with your support.