Another Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event has been scheduled to take place in Champaign County on April 4, 2020. This drop-off event is sponsored by the Illinois EPA and is open to all Illinois residents. Residents must pre-register for this event at hhwevent.simplybook.me by selecting an available time slot between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The online registration opens on Monday, February 3, 2020. (Residents can find drop-off location information on the registration website.) Immediately upon reserving a time, a confirmation email and/or text message will be sent. The resident will also receive a postcard in the U.S. Mail five to seven days before the event which serves as their “ticket” into the event.
To prevent the long wait times experienced during the October 2019 collection event, the hazardous waste contractor for this collection will provide additional drop-off lines, more staff, and fewer residents will be registered in each time slot.
Residents participating in these events are encouraged to bring oil-based paints, chemical cleaners, thinners, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides and pesticides, old or outdated medication, lead-acid batteries, and similar hazardous household products.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 the Champaign County Environmental Stewards website: www.ccenvstew.com.
The online registration will remain open until all the time slots are full. If residents need assistance registering for the event, they can contact Nichole Millage, Environmental Sustainability Specialist, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-403-4780.