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NEW LOCATION: Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Print E-mail

The permanent HHW collection has a NEW LOCATION!  

156 Fort Hill Drive
(Fort Hill Dr. and Jefferson Ave.)


HHWOpen 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


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.


Download this file (HHW & Rx info 9-18-2015.pdf)Household Hazardous Waste flier[List of Accepted/Unaccepted items, Medicine Collection locations]
Download this file (Spanish HHW & Rx info 9-18-2015.pdf)Spanish Household Hazardous Waste flier[ ]
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