The City recommends purchasing only the amount of hazardous materials needed to reduce the disposal of hazardous wastes. The City periodically cosponsors a household hazardous waste collection, if one is planned for 2015, that information will be posted as soon as it is available. These drop offs are in conjunction with the IEPA and are not held on a regular basis. If you would like more information about the drop-off sites, call the IEPA at 217-782-6761.
Hazardous Waste should be disposed of in accordance with the label directions. The Illinois EPA Household hazardous waste collection page lists all collection centers. Other options available for household hazardous waste can be found using the City of Champaign Recycling Guide. A handout listing HHW collection options can be downloaded and printed by clicking here.
- Oil Disposal – Oil can be taken to local garages if they accept oil to be dropped off. Garages should be called for more information.
- Paint Disposal – For excess amount of paint, the City recommends contacting school theatre departments to see if it can be used for props. Paint can also be mixed with materials such as cat litter or poured onto newspaper so that it is allowed to dry. Once the paint has dried, all materials can be disposed of in the garbage.
Commercial organizations are covered by different regulations and should call the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) for current disposal requirements.