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Illinois EPA Announces 9 Spring One Day HHW Events

Posted at April 7, 2022 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Illinois EPA Announces 9 Spring One Day HHW Events

Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim has announced nine upcoming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) one-day collection locations for the spring of 2022 (See attached for locations).   These one-day collections are open to all Illinois residents and operate from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event. Pre-registration is required for all of the spring 2022 collection events. Residents participating in these events are encouraged to bring chemical cleaners, oil-based paints, thinners, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides, and pesticides, old or outdated medication, and similar hazardous household products. Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED include latex paint, explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals, and business wastes.

For safe transport of HHW, residents are asked to:
• Pack HHW 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 HHW in empty trunk of your vehicle, away from passengers during transport.
• Remain in vehicle at collection site. On-site personnel will remove the HHW from your vehicle.

Most of the nine Spring HHW events are located in central and southern Illinois.  But with the 5 permanent sites that are located throughout the state including some here in the Chicagoland area, Illinois EPA hopes that they have cast a large enough net to have everyone in the state be able to participate in an HHW Event this Spring.   The permanent sites are:

• 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.

• Madison County, Madison County Building & Zoning.,%20Wood%20River
Hours: First Saturday and Third Friday of every Month 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Appointments are required. See website to schedule your appointment. Questions: 618-296-5237 or

For questions concerning the Illinois EPA’s one-day or long-term collections, please contact Don Buis with the Illinois EPA Waste Reduction Unit at 217-785-4116.  If you have questions regarding the one day Spring HHW events please go to:

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