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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event Coming to Peoria County

Household Hazardous Waste Event Flyer 2019

Peoria County is excited to host a Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Expo Gardens from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please note, this event is by appointment only. Visit www.peoriacounty.org/recycle to reserve a timeslot. Registration will close on October 11 at 2 p.m.

This Household Hazardous Waste Event will collect items that consumers may find difficult to dispose of since they cannot go into the normal trash. These include:

  • Oil-based paints and aerosol paints
  • Paint thinners
  • Solvents
  • Lawn chemicals
  • Insecticides and herbicides
  • Hobby paints and chemicals
  • Mercury (including thermometers)
  • Pool chemicals
  • Used motor oil and antifreeze
  • Old gasoline
  • Fluorescent lamp bulbs
  • Household batteries
  • Unwanted medications
  • Cleaning products
  • Acids and corrosives

Items not on this list will not be accepted. Residents who have other items to dispose of, such as electronics or tires, are encouraged to visit www.peoriacounty.org/recycle for alternative disposal methods.

Residents are asked to transport materials in their original containers when possible, securely capped/sealed, with contents clearly labeled. Please do not combine or mix products. To prevent leaks, we recommend placing containers in a cardboard box or plastic bag. At the collection site, trained technicians and chemists will unload the waste from each vehicle. The waste will be segregated for proper disposal.

Residents are encouraged to bring materials from more than just their household. If you make an appointment, make sure to also ask your neighbors, friends, and family is they have materials needing proper disposal.

Sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, this event is open to all State of Illinois residents. We highly encourage residents to visit www.peoriacounty.org/recycle to reserve a timeslot for this event and look over the frequently asked questions flyer. Those without Internet access may call (309) 679-6156 Monday through Friday from 12-4 p.m. for assistance.

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