Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Household hazardous waste Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Collection Schedule

IEPA Info

For current SWALCO schedule and information. SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) hosts several area Household Chemical Waste events during the spring, summer and fall.

Mobile HCW collections sponsored by SWALCO are for all Illinois residents. You do not need to be a resident of the community where the collection takes place in order to participate. All mobile events are held on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Permanent Facilities

The following long-term facilities are available for disposal of HHW. Please phone ahead to determine availability and open hours.

Rockford: Rock River Reclamation District, 3333 Kishwaukee
Hours: Sat 8am-4pm, Sun noon-4pmFor information, phone 815-387-7400 or IEPA 217-785-8604.
Chicago: Household Products and Electronics Collection and Training Center
1150 N. North Branch, Goose Island (From the Kennedy Expressway, take the Division Street (east) exit)
Naperville: Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 156 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL 60540. The facility is open Saturdays and Sundays, excluding holidays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CLICK for more info.
Lake County: The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) currently operates a long-term household chemical waste collection program for Lake County residents. Information and a collection schedule can be found on the SWALCO Web site, or by calling 847-336-9340.

For questions concerning the IEPA’s one-day or long-term collections, please call the Waste Reduction Unit at 217-785-8604.

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