Hazardous Waste

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) provides programs around the state of Illinois to help citizens safely rid their homes of unwanted pesticides, paints, automotive fluids and other household items that could post a threat to our landfills, homes or environment if disposed in an unsafe manner.

Waste Collection
To find out when a household hazardous waste collection will be coming to your area, and what hazardous products are accepted, call 217-785-8604 or visit the IEPA website.

Long Term Collection Facilities
Both facilities are offered to all county residents. Only residential items will be accepted. Business, institutional, industrial or agricultural waste is not accepted. In addition the following items are not accepted:
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Gunpowder
  • Biological or medical wastes
  • Smoke detectors
  • The Household Hazardous Waste Building is located at 156 Fort Hill Drive just north of the Public Works Service Center.
  • This facility accepts household hazardous waste from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only, excluding holidays. 
  • Products accepted at this facility include:
    • Aerosol products
    • Batteries
    • CFLs (sealed, unbroken only)
    • Drain openers
    • Fluorescent bulbs
    • Household cleaners
    • Pesticides
    • Pool chemicals
    • Solvents (no latex paint products)
  • For additional information visit them online or call 630-420-6095.
  • The Rock River Reclamation District is located at 3333 Kishwaukee.
  • This facility accepts household hazardous waste from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
  • For directions and additional information call 815-967-6737.