Household Chemical Waste (HCW) collections are conducted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and are available to all Illinois residents.
The IEPA web page includes information concerning their collection program, along with a complete schedule of upcoming collection events.
Long-term ongoing facilities are available for disposal of HCW. Please phone the long-term facilities ahead to determine availability and open hours. For questions concerning the IEPA's one-day or long-term collections, please call the Waste Reduction Unit at (217) 524-3300.
Chicago's Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility
1150 N North Branch Street
Tuesdays: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
1st Saturday of month: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
NO LATEX PAINT
Also accepts computer materials, small fire extinguishers, and propane tanks. Click HERE for a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable materials.
Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Facility
156 Fort Hill Drive
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday
NO LATEX PAINT
Also accepts batteries, peanut oil, propane tanks (20 pounds or less), and asbestos materials (in a size that will fit in a 55-gallon drum; not in excess of 50 pounds).
Solid Waste Agency of Lake County
By appointment only on second Saturday or fourth Monday of each month
1311 N. Estes Street, Gurnee
Although the IEPA’s contractors do not accept auto batteries, propane tanks, or fire extinguishers, co-sponsors may elect to contact a vendor willing to set up and accept these materials on the day of the collection event. Contact the IEPA at (217) 785-8604 to verify materials being accepted.
Unable to attend a collection? Dispose of your household chemical waste for a fee.
R3 Environmental, Inc.
(847) 488-1492 x 202