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Spring 2024 Household Hazardous Waste Update


The Illinois EPA will NOT be holding any Spring 2024 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) single-day collection events in Illinois due to delays in contracting a service provider. The EAC is working towards a possible fallHHW McLean collection event in McLean County and will send updates once the IEPA announces that or other events. Sign up for HHW email updates.

There are five permanent HHW collection sites that any Illinois resident can utilize year-round:

Naperville – 156 Fort Hill Dr. Naperville, IL – 630-420-6095 – Saturday and Sunday 9am-2pm

Rockford – Four Rivers Sanitation Authority, 3333 Kishwaukee Rd. Rockford, IL – 770-348-7425 – Saturday 8am-4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm

Chicago – Goose Island, 1150 N Branch St. Chicago, IL – 312-744-3060 – Tuesday 7am-12pm, Thursday 2pm-7pm, 1st Saturday of every month 8am-3pm

Lake County – Solid Lake Agency of Lake County, 1311 N Estes St Gurnee, IL – 947-377-4950 – Appointments Required

Madison County – Madison County Building & Zoning, 249 N Old St. Louis Rd. Wood River, IL – 618-296-5237 – 1st Saturday and 3rd Friday of every month 8am-3pm – Appointments Required

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.


Local options exist for some HHW materials.


McLean County HHW Fund

The Ecology Action Center coordinates Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection for McLean County residents. Availability and frequency of these collections is dependent upon a combination of public and private funding that make up the McLean County Household Hazardous Waste Fund.

The Ecology Action Center not only coordinates one-day HHW collections but is also investigating a possible permanent HHW collection facility for McLean County and Central Illinois. Such a facility would greatly reduce the barriers to proper disposal for hazardous wastes.

Please contribute to the McLean County HHW Fund to support better and more frequent collection of Household Hazardous Waste. As the Ecology Action Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.