Household Hazardous Waste

Illinois EPA household hazardous waste collections provide residents an opportunity to safely dispose of unused or leftover household products commonly found in homes at no cost. Currently, five sites have been confirmed for the fall with an additional three locations being finalized. The additional collections will be announced in the near future.

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paints, thinners, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides and pesticides, old or outdated medication, and similar hazardous household products.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. A complete list of household hazardous wastes that are and are not accepted is available online.  

One-day collections are open to all Illinois residents and operate from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the below scheduled Saturdays. The fall 2019 one-day collections are scheduled for:

October 5    


Village of Bensenville Public Works

717 East Jefferson

Bensenville, Illinois

October 12    

Peoria County  Expo Gardens

1601 West Northmoor Road

Peoria, Illinois

October 12    

Adams County Highway Department

101 North 54th Street

Quincy, Illinois

October 26    

**Champaign event only:  Participants must pre-register. 

October 26      

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Illinois