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. Available locations and dates change seasonally.
Typically, these location accept 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paints, thinners, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides and pesticides, old or outdated medication, and similar hazardous household products.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 are also often accepted. ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED include latex paint, explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals and business wastes.
Check the Illinois EPA website for the latest information.