Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Date: September 29, 2012 -
8:00am to 3:00pm

The Illinois EPA will conduct a one-day household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event in Champaign-Urbana on Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The HHW event will be held at The News-Gazette Distribution Center on Apollo Drive in Champaign.  Traffic will enter the event at the intersection of North Market Street and East Olympian Drive in Champaign.  The HHW collection event is FREE and open to the public. 

The following household items will be accepted at the September 29 event:

  • Oil-based paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Old gasoline
  • Pool chemicals
  • Cleaning products
  • Mercury-containing devices
  • Double-bagged & wetted asbestos
  • Propane tanks
  • Household batteries
  • Used motor oil
  • Drain cleaners
  • Lawn chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Antifreeze
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Aerosol paint
  • Fluorescent lamp bulbs
  • Old medicines and pharmaceuticals
  • Lead acid batteries

*Latex-based paint will NOT be accepted at the event.  Call the recycling coordinator at (217) 384-2302 for latex paint disposal options, or visit the Illinois EPA at for recommendations on how to use remaining latex-based paint.

The event is sponsored by the Illinois EPA.  Co-sponsors include City of Urbana, City of Champaign, Village of Savoy, Champaign County, Champaign County Probation and Court Services, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, Prairie Rivers Network, Sierra Club Prairie Group and MTD.  The News-Gazette will host the event.  Hick's Gas and Interstate Batteries are local onsite vendors, and will be present to collect propane tanks and lead acid batteries respectively.

For more information about this event, call the recycling coordinator at (217) 384-2302.

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Created on: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 09:09
- Author: CourtneyR