Household Hazardous Waste

Commercial organizations are covered by different regulations and should call the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) for current disposal requirements.

The City recommends purchasing only the amount of hazardous materials needed to reduce the disposal of hazardous wastes. The City has held tire drop-off programs in the past. These drop-offs are in conjunction with the IEPA and are not held on a regular basis.

Oil can be taken to local garages if they accept oil to be dropped off. Garages should be called for more information.

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.

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 at:  A handout listing HHW collection options can be downloaded and printed by clicking here.

If you would like more information about the drop-off sites, call the IEPA at 217-782-6761.