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Illinois EPA Announces Ten Spring 2023 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Press Release - Tuesday, March 21, 2023

SPRINGFIELD - Following a temporary suspension of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections, Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim is announcing ten upcoming HHW one-day collection locations for the spring of 2023. Operations have also resumed at five previously established long-term HHW collection locations. Illinois EPA offers residents free HHW collection events to safely dispose of unused or leftover hazardous products commonly found in homes.

"The Illinois EPA is pleased to announce we are resuming one-day Household Hazardous Waste collection events in Illinois. These events receive tremendous response from residents, and we know they were missed during the unexpected delay in collections. We are also happy to announce long-term collection locations in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Lake County, and Madison County are back to accepting all approved residential waste items," said Director Kim. "We would like to thank our local partners and co-sponsors who have worked to make these collections possible, providing residents with opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted chemicals and potentially hazardous products."

One-day collections are open to all Illinois residents and operate from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event. Pre-registration is required for all spring 2023 collection events. Residents participating 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paints, thinners, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides, and pesticides, old or outdated medication, and similar hazardous household products.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.

For safe transport of HHW, residents are asked to:
  • Pack HHW items in a disposable box to avoid spilling during transport.
  • Keep like chemicals together and separate unlike chemicals.
  • Secure lids and make sure containers are not leaking.
  • Place box(es) of HHW in the empty trunk or storage compartment of your vehicle, away from passengers during transport.
  • Remain in vehicle at collection site. On-site personnel will remove the HHW from your vehicle.

A complete list of wastes that are and are not accepted is available online at The spring 2023 one-day collections are scheduled on Saturdays as follows:




Public Contacts

April 15


Champaign County

Registration Link

State Farm Arena

1800 S. First Street

Champaign, IL  61820

April 22

South Holland

Cook County

Registration Link

South Suburban College

15800 S. State Street

South Holland, IL 60473

April 29


LaSalle County

Registration Link

LaSalle County Court House

707 E. Etna Road

Ottawa, IL  61350

May 6


Sangamon County

Registration Link

Illinois State Fairgrounds

801 E. Sangamon Avenue

Springfield, IL 62702

May 20

Orland Park

Cook County

Registration Link

Orland Park Village Center

14700 Ravinia Avenue

Orland Park, IL 60467

June 3


McDonough County

Registration Links

Western Illinois University

306 W. University Drive

Macomb, IL  61455

June 10


Christian County

Registration Link

Christian County Fairgrounds

1716 W. Spresser St.

Taylorville, IL 62568

June 10


Peoria County

Registration Link

Location TBA

June 24

Lake in the Hills

McHenry County

Registration Link

Location TBA

June 24


Jackson County

Registration Link

Banterra Center, South Lot

1400 Arena Drive

Carbondale, IL  62903

*NOTE:  All one-day collection events for spring 2023 require pre-registration.

In addition to the one-day collections, the following long-term collection facilities are available for disposal of HHW throughout the year:

For questions concerning the Illinois EPA's one-day or long-term collections, please contact Don Buis with the Illinois EPA Waste Reduction Unit at 217-785-4116. HHW collection schedules are also available on the Illinois EPA website at Illinois EPA HHW collections continue to be contactless for the safety of participants and workers. Collection events are funded through the Illinois EPA's Solid Waste Fund.

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