Online Registration for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

A Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event has been scheduled to take place in Champaign County on Saturday, August 17, 2024. 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 by selecting an available time slot between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The online registration opens on Monday, July 1. This event will once again take place at the State Farm Center, 1800 S. First Street, Champaign (SW parking lot off Saint Mary’s Road). 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 ten days before the event which serves as their “ticket” into the event.

Residents participating in these events are encouraged to bring oil-based paints, paint thinners, varnish, stain, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, chemical cleaners, cleaning products, antifreeze, used motor oil, old gasoline and kerosene, acids, corrosives, mercury, lawn chemicals, weed killers, solvents, pool chemicals, hobby chemicals, aerosol paints and pesticides, household batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), and similar hazardous household products. Fluorescent light tubes and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED include latex/water-based paint, smoke detectors, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, explosives, fireworks, lead-acid batteries, unwanted/expired medications, controlled substances, needles and potentially infectious medical wastes, farm machinery oil, farm chemicals, biohazard waste, institutional waste, agricultural waste/chemicals, and business/commercial sector wastes.

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 [email protected] or call 1-217-403-4780.