The Saturday, September 17, 2022 HHW collection event will be appointment-only in order to regulate traffic to prevent long waits; all participants must sign up for an appointment. Participation is open to all Illinois residents at no cost. Illinois regulations mandate that only residential wastes may be collected—no business or commercially generated wastes are accepted. The deadline for appointments is Friday, September 16, 2022 at noon.
Accepted materials include: Oil-based paints, Used Motor Oil, Herbicides, Pesticides, Insecticides, Old gasoline, Pool chemicals, Cleaning products, Mercury, Acids, Household batteries, Paint thinners, Lawn chemicals, Solvents, Antifreeze, Hobby chemicals, Aerosol paints and pesticides, Fluorescent lamp bulbs, Drain cleaners, and Corrosives.
Unaccepted items include: Latex paint, Agricultural wastes, business/commercial sector wastes, Explosives, Fireworks, Controlled substances, Car or Truck Batteries, Propane tanks, Smoke detectors, Farm machinery oil, Fire extinguishers, Biohazard waste, Institutional or business waste, electronics/e-waste, or appliances.
The 2022 McLean County HHW collection is made possible in partnership with Illinois EPA, support from the City of Bloomington, Town of Normal, McLean County, and BNWRD, and in-kind services donated by Heartland Community College and Republic Services.
The McLean County HHW collection event depends on the generosity of dozens of volunteers to run smoothly. Please consider signing up for a shift to assist with traffic control or other needs. All volunteers must be 18 years old or older and must be able to stand on their feet for the entirety of their shift. Volunteers will receive detailed instructions by email the week of September 12.