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Register now to attend the Household Hazardous Waste Collection on April 10th

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, April 10th in Champaign. The collection event is open to all Illinois residents; however, residents must register for an appointment in order to attend.

The advance registration website is here. Available appointment times are filling up fast. To register online, click on “Book Now” and you will see the remaining 15-minute time slots available during the afternoon of Saturday, April 10th. Select an available time slot and then enter the required information. Upon providing the requested information, you will automatically receive a confirmation email and/or text.

To prevent the long wait times experienced during the previous IEPA One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in October 2019, the hazardous waste contractor for the upcoming collection event will provide additional drop-off lines, more staff, and fewer residents will be registered in each time slot.

Event organizers warn that latex paint, also referred to as water-based paint, will not be accepted at the  IEPA-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Latex paint is not considered a hazardous waste. The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company may accept latex paint donations if the can is at least half full. Email [email protected] for more information. Household quantities of latex paint can be disposed of in the garbage if paint is completely solidified. To solidify latex paint:

  • Remove paint can lid to add an absorbent (such as shredded paper, sand, kitty litter, or paint hardener) or pour the paint onto newspaper.
  • Allow to completely dry in a well-ventilated outdoor area away from children, pets, and ignition sources. Once dry, dispose solidified paint and can in the regular household garbage.

Acceptable Items to bring: oil-based paints, paint thinners, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, old gasoline,  kerosene, pool chemicals, cleaning products, mercury, household batteries, lead-acid batteries, used  motor oil, drain cleaners, lawn chemicals, solvents, antifreeze, hobby chemicals, aerosol paints, pesticides, fluorescent light tubes, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), old and outdated medicines and pharmaceuticals.

Items NOT accepted: Latex-based paints, agricultural chemicals, business/commercial sector wastes, explosives, fireworks, controlled substances, propane tanks, smoke detectors, farm machinery oil, fire extinguishers, institutional wastes, needles, and potentially infectious medical wastes.

Champaign County, City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and Village of Savoy are local government agencies coordinating the IEPA-sponsored One-Day HHW Collection.

If you have questions about attending the One-Day HHW Collection, or would like assistance in reserving a 15-minute appointment time, please notify please notify your local recycling coordinator: 

  • City of Champaign residents: Nichole Millage, 217.403-4780
  • City of Urbana residents: Courtney Kwong, 217.384-2302
  • All other residents: Susan Monte, 217.819-4127

Image provided by City of Champaign.

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