The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will host a household hazardous waste collection for all Illinois residents on Oct. 26 in Champaign.
The drop-off event is open to Illinois residents; however, residents must register for an appointment in order to attend. Online registration will open on Monday, Sept. 23, at 8 a.m. The link to the online registration system is http://hhwevent.simplybook.me/
On Sept. 23, residents can reserve one of the available 15-minute time slots between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Immediately upon reserving a time, a confirmation email and/or text message will be sent. The resident will also receive a postcard in the U.S. mail five to seven days before the event which serves as their ticket into the event. If residents need assistance registering for the event, they can contact Nichole Millage, Environmental Sustainability Specialist by email at email@example.com or call 217-403-4780. The online registration will remain open until all 15-minute time slots are full.
The collection event is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Market Place Shopping Center in Champaign.
Residents participating in these events are encouraged to bring chemical cleaners, oil-based paints, thinners, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides and pesticides, old or outdated medication, lead-acid batteries, and similar hazardous household products. Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections. ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED include latex paint, explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals and business wastes. A complete list of household hazardous wastes that are and are not accepted is available online here.