State Representative Ryan Spain is sharing information from Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director John J. Kim in announcing the Illinois EPA has scheduled household hazardous waste collections for the fall of 2019, including a location in Peoria. Illinois EPA household hazardous waste collections provide residents an opportunity to safely dispose of unused or leftover household products commonly found in homes at no cost.
“As one of our most popular programs, residents are given the opportunity to clear out unused chemicals and other hazardous wastes from their homes while knowing they will be disposed of properly,” said Director Kim. “We thank all our local cosponsors for providing the space, promotion and volunteers needed to make these important events possible.”
The fall 2019 one-day collection in Peoria is scheduled for Saturday, October 12th at Expo Gardens, 1601 W. Northmoor Rd., Peoria. One-day collections are open to all Illinois residents and operate from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Residents participating in these events are encouraged to bring chemical cleaners, oil-based paints, thinners, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides and pesticides, old or outdated medication, and similar hazardous household products. Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED include latex paint, explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals and business wastes. A complete list of household hazardous wastes that are and are not accepted is available online at https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/waste-management/waste-disposal/householdhazardous-waste/Pages/acceptable-wastes.aspx.