City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Household Hazardous Waste

The City of Springfield’s 2021 collection will take place this fall.
The exact date and details will be announced later this summer.

   Other Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Individuals wanting to properly dispose of their household hazardous waste sooner are encouraged to check the IEPA website. There you will find a listing of other events around the area that are open to all residents.

Spring 2021 Collection Events (open to all Illinois residents)

  • Saturday, March 27: Butler, IL
  • Saturday, April 10: Champaign, IL
  • Saturday, April 17: Carthage, IL
  • Saturday, May 1: Sterling, IL
  • Saturday, May 15: Henry, IL
  • Saturday, May 22: Columbia, IL
  • Saturday, May 29: Herscher, IL
  • Saturday, June 5: Aurora, IL
  • Saturday, June 12: Glencoe, IL
  • Saturday, June 19: Carbondale, IL

   Explanation of Household Hazardous Waste

 Fall Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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 in accordance with EPA guidelines and regulations. Normally for city residents only, this year, the City has partnered with the IEPA to host a co-sponsored collection open to ALL Illinois residents. This program is for residents only and does not include businesses, organizations, or institutions.

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