Household Hazardous Chemicals

Household products, such as cleaners, lawn or garden care, hobbies, antifreeze, pesticides, etc., can contain hazardous ingredients that can be harmful to human health and the environment and require proper and safe disposal. It is highly recommended, whenever possible, to purchase limited quantities of household hazardous products so that the amount of hazardous waste produced is limited.

Effective June 1, 2019, curbside residents may dispose of household chemicals through the Waste Management (WM) At Your Door Special Collection Service. Items include automotive products such as antifreeze, batteries, brake fluid, motor oil and filters, gasoline, gas/oil mixture, etc.; garden chemicals such as fertilizers, insect sprays, herbicides, pesticides and weed killer, etc.; cleaners such as ammonia, heavy-duty cleaner, rust remover, tile/shower cleaner, upholstery cleaner, etc.; mercury containing items such as batteries, compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tubes, thermometers, thermostats, etc.; paint products such as paint, caulk, stain, stripper/remover, thinner, wood preservative, etc. Please visit or contact WM at (800) 449-7587.

For the AYD collection, once WM is contacted, a collection kit will be sent to the resident via mail. Residents must follow the directions in the kit for appropriate packaging and collection. If the materials for collection are not labeled, leaking, or for some reason not acceptable, the materials will not be collected and a door hanger will be left with further instructions.

When the package is ready for collection, place the package outdoors, near the side door, or by the garage, on the specific, designated collection date provided by WM. Residents do not need to be present during collections, and do not place the package near the curb or street.

Additionally, one-day and long term (permanent) drop-off facilities are available to Illinois residents for household hazardous chemical disposal. Residents may visit for additional information.