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Posted on: October 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Household Hazardous Waste Collection Nov. 14

Westmont, Illinois
Date Issued: October 8, 2020

DuPage County will be hosting a hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, November 14, 2020. The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the DuPage County Fairgrounds located at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton.  The event is open to all DuPage county residents. 

Accepted items include the following:

  • Used oil
  • Used Antifreeze
  • Old Gasoline
  • Auto Fluids
  • Household Chemicals & Cleaners
  • Solvents
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Cooking Oil
  • Poisons
  • Pesticides
  • Paint thinners
  • Aerosol paints
  • Oil Based Paints & Stains
  • Unwanted Medication (Non-DEA controlled)
  • Lawn & Garden Chemicals
  • Liquid & Solid Fertilizers
  • Rechargeable & Lithium Batteries
  • Automotive & Boat Batteries
  • Fluorescent Light bulbs (Limit 15 bulbs per car)
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
  • Mercury & Mercury Containing Items
  • Small Propane Tanks Only
  • Small Refrigerant Tanks Only

Items NOT accepted:

  • Ammunition
  • Fireworks & Explosives
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Latex Based Paint
  • Sharps/Syringes
  • Medical Waste
  • DEA Controlled Medication
  • DEA Controlled Substances
  • Radioactive Material
  • Gas Cylinders (except small handheld propane)
  • Refrigerants (except small handheld size)
  • Household Garbage
  • Business or Institutional Waste
  • Empty Containers
  • Traditional Recyclables

For more information regarding recycling and recycling events in DuPage county, please visit https://www.dupageco.org/recyclingevents/.



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