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Posted on: October 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste Event

The Illinois EPA has reopened Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites.

For safe transport of household hazardous waste, residents are asked to:

• Pack household hazardous waste items in a disposable box to avoid spilling during transport.
• Keep like chemicals together and separate unlike chemicals.
• Secure lids and make sure containers are not leaking.
• Place box(es) of household hazardous waste in empty trunk of your vehicle, away from passengers during transport.
Remain in vehicle at collection site. On-site personnel will remove the household hazardous waste from your vehicle.

The following long-term collection facilities are available for disposal of household hazardous waste throughout the year:

Naperville, 156 Fort Hill Drive (immediately North of Naperville Public Works), DuPage County,
Hours: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Sundays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Phone: 630-420-6095

Rockford, Rock River Reclamation District, 3333 Kishwaukee, Winnebago County
Hours: Saturdays 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sundays Noon - 4:00 PM, Phone: 815-987-5570

Chicago, Goose Island, 1150 North Branch, Cook County
Hours: Tuesdays 7:00 AM - Noon, Thursdays 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM, and
First Saturday of every month 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Phone: 312-744-3060

Lake County, The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) currently operates a long-term household chemical waste collection program. Information and a collection schedule can be found on their website ( or by calling 847-336-9340.

For questions concerning collections, please contact the Waste Reduction Unit of the Illinois EPA at 217-524-3300.

Find more information here.
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