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Illinois EPA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Illinois EPA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Oct 13, 2018- 8:00 AM
1000 Station Drive
1000 Station Drive

The Village of Oswego has been notified that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with Fox Metro, will host a household hazardous waste recycling event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at 1000 Station Drive, near the intersection of Mill and Orchard Roads, Oswego.

The collection is open to all Illinois residents. Household hazardous waste items are materials purchased for cleaning or maintaining a home. Business waste is not accepted.

The following items will be accepted at this one-day collection event:

Oil-based paints Household batteries
Used motor oil Paint thinners
Herbicides Lawn chemicals
Insecticides Solvents
Pesticides Antifreeze
Old gasoline Hobby chemicals
Pool chemicals Aerosol paints and pesticides
Cleaning products Fluorescent lamp bulbs
Mercury Drain cleaners
Acids Corrosives
Unwanted medications

The following items will not be accepted:

Latex paint
Agricultural wastes Propane tanks
Business/commercial sector wastes Smoke detectors
Explosives Farm machinery oil
Fireworks Fire extinguishers
Controlled substances Biohazard waste
Lead acid batteries Institutional wastes

Note: Latex paint is not hazardous and can safely be dried or absorbed and discarded with regular trash.

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