Acceptable and Unacceptable Wastes

Acceptable Wastes at One-Day Collections

Oil-based paintsUsed motor oil
Paint thinnersDrain cleaners
HerbicidesLawn chemicals
Old GasolineHobby chemicals
Pool ChemicalsAerosol paints and pesticides
Cleaning ProductsFluorescent lamp bulbs
MercuryOld and outdated medicines and pharmaceuticals
Household Batteries 

Please Do Not Bring Latex Paint

(Disposal Options for Latex Paint)

Unacceptable Wastes

Agricultural chemicalsPropane Tanks*
Business/commercial sector wastesSmoke detectors
ExplosivesFarm machinery oil
FireworksFire extinguishers*
Lead Acid BatteriesInstitutional Wastes
Controlled SubstancesSharps, needles and potentially infectious medical wastes

* Although the Illinois EPA's contractors do not accept automotive batteries, propane tanks, or fire extinguishers, cosponsors may elect to contact a vendor willing to set up and accept these materials on the day of the collection event. Call the Illinois EPA to verify materials being accepted.