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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 on their collection program, along with a complete schedule of upcoming collection events. For questions about the IEPA's one-day or long-term collections, please call the Waste Reduction Unit at (217) 524-3300.

Below are the facilities available for the disposal of HCW. Please phone ahead or check their website to determine availability and open hours and for a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable materials.  Business waste is not accepted at these facilities.|

Drop-Off Locations: 

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 the month: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
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Also accepts computer materials, small fire extinguishers, and propane tanks. Check their website 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
(630) 420-6095
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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).

Rockford Rock River Reclamation District - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
3333 Kishwaukee
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sun
(815) 387-7400
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Solid Waste Agency of Lake County
By appointment only on the second Saturday or the fourth Monday of each month
1311 N. Estes Street, Gurnee
(847) 336-9340
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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 the materials being accepted.

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M-F | 6 am - 4 pm
Sat | 6 am - 12 pm

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