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Household Hazardous Waste Collection this Saturday

The Village of Oswego has been notified that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with Fox Metro, will host a household hazardous waste recycling event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at 1000 Station Drive, near the intersection of Mill and Orchard Roads, Oswego.

The collection is open to all Illinois residents. Household hazardous waste items are materials purchased for cleaning or maintaining a home. Business waste is not accepted.

The following items will be accepted at this one-day collection event:  

  •  Oil-based paints                                              
  • Household batteries
  • Used motor oil                                                
  • Paint thinners
  • Herbicides                                                       
  • Lawn chemicals
  • Insecticides                                                    
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides                                                       
  • Antifreeze
  • Old gasoline                                                   
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Pool chemicals                                                
  • Aerosol paints and pesticides
  • Cleaning products                                           
  • Fluorescent lamp bulbs                                             
  • Mercury                                                    
  • Drain cleaners
  • Acids                                                              
  • Corrosives
  • Unwanted medications


The following items will not be accepted:                                             

  • Latex paint
  • Agricultural wastes                                         
  • Propane tanks
  • Business/commercial sector wastes               
  • Smoke detectors
  • Explosives                                                        
  • Farm machinery oil
  • Fireworks                                                        
  • Fire extinguishers       
  • Controlled substances                                    
  • Biohazard waste                                
  • Lead acid batteries                                           
  • Institutional wastes

Note: Latex paint is not hazardous and can safely be dried or absorbed and discarded with regular trash.

For additional information on this one-day collection, visit the Illinois EPA’s website.


Weekly Household Hazardous Waste Collections

In addition to this one-day collection, residents may also dispose of household hazardous waste at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 156 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, excluding holidays. This weekly collection is also open to all Illinois residents. More information is available at Naperville's website. 


Need to dispose of something else?

Visit the Village of Oswego’s Garbage and Recycling page for more information on how to properly dispose of or recycle anything. Or click to download the Village of Oswego's Reuse & Recycle Quick Guide, a handy printable guide for odd items. 




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