The next annual IEPA-Sponsored One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection is planned for Spring 2022.

The next Illinois EPA-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection in Champaign County will take place on a Saturday in 2022. Details to be announced in February 2022 at this website. Sign up to receive the CCES Newsletter in February 2022 with advance registration information for the next IEPA-Sponsored One-Day HHW Collection to take place in 2022. Sign up to receive the quarterly CCES Newsletter here. 

Refer to the IEPA 2021 Spring Collection Schedule for other One-Day HHW Collection events scheduled in Illinois. 

Your HHW Collection Questions 

If you have any questions about Household Hazardous Waste Collection, please notify your local recycling coordinator:  

City of Urbana residents: Courtney Kwong, 217.384-2302 or crkwong@urbanaillinois.us

City of Champaign residents: Nichole Millage, 217.403-4780 or nichole.millage@champaignil.gov

Other Champaign County residents: Susan Monte, 217.819-4127 or smonte@co.champaign.il.us

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) consists of leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients that require special care when you dispose of them. Common household products can be highly toxic, flammable, explosive, or corrosive, the same as hazardous waste that is highly regulated from commercial and industrial processes.

Hundreds of household products may qualify as HHW. Below is a list of Acceptable HHW at the upcoming April 4, 2020 IEPA-Sponsored One-Day HHW Collection: in Champaign: 

 

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Old, outdated medicines & pharmaceuticals

Based on U.S. EPA data, residents of Champaign County have the potential to generate 1.6 million pounds of HHW per year.

Improper disposal of HHW can affect air, land, and water quality. Improper disposal of unwanted pharmaceuticals and personal care products, often considered a subset of HHW, can pose health and environmental risks. 

Acceptable Wastes at the IEPA One-Day [HHW] Collection

Only residents can participate in the IEPA One-Day HHW Collection.  Acceptable Wastes from Residents at the IEPA One-Day [HHW] Collection include:

 

Oil-based paints**
Aerosol paints
Used motor oil
Paint thinners
Drain cleaners
Herbicides
Lawn chemicals
Insecticides
Solvents
Pesticides
Antifreeze
Old Gasoline
Hobby chemicals
Household Batteries
Pool Chemicals
Cleaning Products
Fluorescent lamp bulbs
Lead-acid batteries
Mercury
Old or outdated medicines and pharmaceuticals

**Oil-based paints

Oil-based paints or solvent-based paints may have the words “alkyd”, “oil-based”, “urethane”, “epoxy”, “varnish”, “clean up with mineral spirits or paint thinner”, “contains petroleum distillates”, or “combustible: keep away from heat and flame”.

Do Not Bring Unacceptable Wastes to the HHW Collection

  • Please do not bring latex paint. Latex (water-based) paint will not be accepted.
  • Latex or water-based paints can be identified by words on labels such as “clean with soap and water” “latex”, “vinyl”, “acrylic” or “water-based”

The following items and materials will not be accepted at the HHW collection: 

 

Agricultural chemicals
Business/commercial sector wastes
Controlled substances
Explosives
Farm machinery oil
Fireworks
Fire extinguishers
Institutional wastes
Latex (water-based) paint
Propane tanks
Smoke detectors
Sharps, needles and potentially infectious medical wastes

 

These listings are not intended to constitute company endorsements.