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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

 
CFL Bulb Recycling Print E-mail

CFL bulbs should be properly recycled.  Home Depot accepts CFL bulbs for proper recycling.  Each bulb should be placed in a ziplock baggie, to be sure no mercury vapors are released in case the bulb gets broken in transport or at the store.

 
Permanant Household Hazardous Waste Collection Print E-mail

HHW Information Flyer

Naperville Fire Station #4
1971 Brookdale Road, NapervilleP1000578
Open Saturdays and Sundays 9am-2pm, excluding holidays

Residents from throughout DuPage County can drop-off HHW at the permanent collection site operated by the city of Naperville.

Accepted items include: Household cleaners, Drain opener, Paints (oil based only), Mineral spirits, Strippers, Solvents, Insecticides, Herbicides, Flammables, Automotive fluids, Fluorescent fixtures, Mercury, Unknown hazardous substances, unwanted medicine (prescription of over the counter)

Not accepted: Explosives, Ammunition, Radioactive materials, Compressed gas, Latex Paint, Trash and non-hazardous materials (small amounts of Latex Paint can be dried with an absorbent like sand or kitty litter and then placed out with regular garbage with the lid off the can)

DuPage County HHW Website


 

Used Latex Paint Disposal Alternatives

PLEASE DO NOT BRING LATEX PAINT TO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS

IEPA's Household Hazardous Waste Program is a widely accepted and acclaimed system that works with local governments to divert residential waste materials with hazardous characteristics out of local solid waste landfills. The demand for this service far exceeds state resources available to deal with the wastes. A number of cost-containment features have been implemented over the years to increase efficiency, but demand continues to accelerate.

At every collection, in every part of the state, paint is the most common material delivered by Illinois citizens. Encouragement to use up leftover paint or give usable paint to a neighbor has not decreased the amount of latex paint significantly. Today's latex (water-based) paint has a very low level of toxicity. Disposing of it at a household hazardous waste collection day is very expensive. Therefore, the Illinois EPA encourages people with unwanted latex paint to use other options. See Latex Paint Disposal Options.

 

Attachments:
Download this file (HHW info.doc)SCARCE HHW Information Sheet[ ]
 
 
This Latex Paint disposal Video was made by SCARCE 2012 summer interns, Jackie Boyle (North Central College) and Felicia Speranske (University of Illinois), along with Katie Carpenter (North Central College student). The video clearly explains and demonstrates how to handle leftover latex paint - a common concern. More...
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