City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Household Hazardous Waste

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   Explanation of Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Wastes are materials and chemicals that are toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive, or explosive. They typically cannot be safely recycled or disposed of without a special center or collection event. These wastes can be a serious threat to water supplies and our local environment if they are improperly discarded with nonhazardous trash (put into a municipal solid waste landfill), dumped down the drain, or illegally dumped elsewhere. The City of Springfield’s Office of Public Works holds an annual hazardous waste drop off event for City residents. This event is in accordance to with EPA guidelines and regulations.

Household Hazardous Waste - What it is and Alternatives

    Voucher-Only Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The City of Springfield is hosting a VOUCHER-ONLY Household Hazardous Waste Collection on June 2, 2018 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Residents of the city who are participating in the drop off MUST have a voucher in-hand or available on thier mobile device in order to dispose of their materials. Voucher will be required at time of drop off.

How to obtain a voucher:

  • Participants must be a resident of the City of Springfield corporate limits
  • Residents must fill out the form below or contact the Office of Public Works by calling 217.789.2255.
  • Residents must include the online form or provide at the time of calling:
    • Full name
    • Contact phone number
    • Email Address
    • Street Address
    • Type of items that will be dropped off

Vouchers are limited and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon registering residents will be given several options for obtaining a voucher. Options include the following:

  • Email to resident for mobile device download.
  • Print option allowing resident to print at home or work.
  • Picking-up in-person at the Office of Public Works, 300 S. 7th St., Room 203, during business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday).
  • Vouchers can also be mailed to the resident upon request.
  • Please note: the last day for mailing vouchers is Monday, May 28. Any voucher requests made after this date will have to be picked up in-person or emailed.

On the day of the drop off, if you miss your time slot, you will not be able to make a delivery. No early arrivals will be accepted. If for any reason you are unable to make the drop off, please call the Office of Public Works so that your time slot can be given to another resident. Voucher registration will end on Friday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m.


  • Program is not open to businesses, institutions and not-for-profit organizations
  • Vouchers are limited to one per residence. Vouchers may not be combined for delivery.

Drop off location:

  • Collection will take place at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Enter through Gate 6 (Taintor Road) and proceed to Lot 21 by following signs. Exit through Gate 7 after household hazardous waste has been delivered

UNACCEPTABLE Items at the collection
Residents are advised to check for updates to the acceptable/unacceptable items lists periodically by visiting this website.
Agricultural chemicals Business/commercial sector wastes
Controlled substances Electronics
Explosives/ammunition Farm machinery oil
Fireworks/gun powder Institutional wastes
Potentially infectious medical wastes Propane tanks
Radium paint Sharps and needles
Smoke detectors Tires
ACCEPTABLE Items at the collection
Residents are advised to check for updates to the acceptable/unacceptable items lists periodically by visiting this website.
Aerosol paints Antifreeze/coolant
Cleaning products Drain cleaners
Fertilizers Fluorescent tubes/compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL)
Fuel additives/cleaners Hobby chemicals
Insecticides/pesticides/herbicides Lawn chemicals
Lead acid batteries Lithium & alkaline batteries
Mercury thermostats & thermometers Oil based paints
Old & outdated medications/pharmaceuticals Old gasoline
Paint thinners/strippers Pool chemicals
Solvents Used motor oil
Residents who have questions regarding the program or any items listed or not listed may contact the Office of Public Works at 217.789.2255 or email to