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Hazardous Waste Collection

posted Mar 22, 2011, 9:20 AM by Brian Donahoe   [ updated Mar 22, 2011, 9:25 AM ]

On Saturday, April 16, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Fox Lake Streets Department, 216 Washington Avenue, 

Fox Lake/Ingleside IL 60041. All HCW collection events, sponsored by SWALCO, are for Illinois residents ONLY and are FREE.  You do not need to be a resident of the community where the collection takes place in order to participate.  Please scroll down the page for a general list of items accepted and not accepted at all HCW events.

Materials ACCEPTED at HCW Collections:
  • Aerosol Products
  • Antifreeze
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries:  Rechargeable (NI-CAD), Lithium and Metal Hydride Batteries (NO ALKALINE or LEAD-ACID)
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Driveway Sealers
  • Fertilizers, Herbicides 
  • Fluorescent Lights and CFL's (compact fluorescent bulbs)
  • Fungicides
  • Furniture Strippers and Varnishes
  • Garden and Lawn Chemicals
  • Gasoline
  • Hobby Chemicals
  • Household Cleaners
  • Insecticides and Pesticides
  • Mercury (including thermometers and thermostats)
  • Metal Polishes
  • Motor Oil
  • Oil-based Paints
  • Paint Removers
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Prescription Drugs (for People and Pets), Over-the Counter Medicines and Supplements (NO DEA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - see below)
  • Personal Care Products (including cosmetics, skin-care products, shampoos, nail polish and remover, etc.)
  • Solvents


The following materials are NOT ACCEPTED at HCW Collections:

  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Business or Institutional Wastes
  • Explosives and Ammunition
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Household Electronics
  • Latex Paint
  • Lead-acid Batteries
  • Propane Tanks
  • Medical Wastes
  • Sharps/Needles
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Tires
     

To contact the DEA Chicago Branch Office, call (312) 353-7875.


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