Household Hazardous Waste Event

October 12, 2019 at Expo Gardens

The 2019 Peoria County Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on October 12, 2019. In a change from past practice, the 2019 event will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY in order to regulate traffic flow more evenly. Residents must sign up for an appointment by 2 pm on Friday, October 11. 

The event, which we dub "HHW", takes place at Expo Gardens, the site where the Heart of Illinois Fair is held. It is located at 1601 W Northmoor Road, between Allen Road and University Street.  Please use University Street to access Northmoor Road, as there is road construction on Northmoor Road between Allen Road and Expo Gardens. 

Household Hazardous Waste Event Flyer 2019

PARTICIPATION IS OPEN TO ILLINOIS RESIDENTS: Illinois regulations mandate that only residential wastes may be collected—no business or commercially generated wastes can be accepted.

ITEMS ACCEPTED: Oil-based paints, yard care chemicals, mercury-containing items, CFLs and fluorescent tubes, harsh household cleaners, poisons, spray paints, used motor oil, antifreeze, old gasoline, and other aerosols, medicines, and corrosives. Find out more details on Peoria County Household Hazardous Waste Event flyer

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Latex paint, tires, agricultural chemicals, propane tanks, business wastes, smoke detectors, explosives, farm machinery oil, fireworks, fire extinguishers, lead-acid batteries, medical wastes, sharps, and needles.

LATEX PAINT IS NOT HAZARDOUS: Dispose of latex paint safely and legally by drying it out completely and then putting it in the trash. Add kitty litter, shredded paper, or other absorbents for quick drying.

HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS CARPOOL YOUR HHW: Help keep the lines short and wait to a minimum by bringing materials from multiple households in one car. Please help neighbors who are elderly, have mobility restrictions, or do not have cars.

VOLUNTEER:  This event needs volunteers to direct traffic throughout the event.  Send an email to with your name, contact information and shift to work. Shift times available are:  7:15am-10:15am     10am-1pm     12:30pm-3:30pm

Have Questions?  Check out Frequently Asked Questions on the Household Hazardous Waste Event flyer

Household Hazardous Waste Event Flyer 2019 - FAQ (JPG)