MCLEAN COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT IS NOW FULL – NO MORE APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONSULT THE ILLINOIS EPA FALL 2023 SCHEDULE FOR OTHER LOCATIONS THAT MAY STILL HAVE OPENINGS: https://epa.illinois.gov/topics/waste-management/waste-disposal/household-hazardous-waste/collections.html
The Saturday, September 23, 2023 McLean County Household Hazardous Waste 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.
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 2023 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 Republic Services.
VOLUNTEER SLOTS FILLED! Thank you!
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 18.
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.