September 3, 2012
The Illinois EPA will conduct a one-day household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event on September 29, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the News-Gazette Distribution Center at 3202 Apollo Drive, Champaign. Items accepted include:
|Oil-based paint (no latex paint, please)||Household batteries|
|Paint thinner||Used motor oil|
|Pool chemicals||Hobby chemicals|
|Cleaning products||Aerosol paint|
|Mercury-containing devices||Fluorescent lamp bulbs|
|Double-bagged & wetted asbestos||Old medicines and pharmaceuticals|
|Propane tanks*||Lead acid batteries*|
* Propane tanks will be collected by Hicks Gas, Urbana, and lead acid batteries collected by Interstate Batteries, Champaign.
Latex paint will not be accepted at this collection event. Visit http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/hazardous-waste/household-haz-waste/used-paint-disposal-alternatives.html for tips on what to do with leftover latex paint.
A large turnout is expected at this year’s event! Residents are encouraged to carpool, combine loads, use alternative transportation, and be prepared for wait times.
Please enter the event at the intersection of North Market and Olympian Drive in Champaign.
This Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is being sponsored by Illinois EPA and co-sponsored by City of Urbana, City of Champaign, Village of Savoy, Champaign County, Champaign County Probation and Court Services, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, Prairie Rivers Network, Sierra Club Prairie Group and Champaign-Urbana MTD. The News-Gazette is hosting the event.
Thank you to everyone for making this event possible!