Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event- September 15, 2018

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau County Farm Bureau are conducting a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection project from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in the Bureau County Farm Bureau parking lot, 535 Elm Place, Princeton. This project will be open to all Illinois residents.

To participate, residents should bring their waste to the collection site during the event hours. The household wastes will be unloaded and separated into different categories for disposal. The IEPA asks that participants remain in their vehicles during the unloading process. This will allow the contractors to more quickly unload vehicles and help decrease the time spend waiting in line.

Accepted Items: Florescent Bulbs, Medicine (liquid/pill), Household Batteries, Aerosol Pesticides, Cleaning Products, Hobby Chemicals, Oil-Based Paints, Lawn Chemicals, Used Motor Oil, Pool Chemicals, Aerosol Paints, Drain Cleaners, Paint Thinners, Insecticides, Herbicides, Antifreeze, Pesticides, Gasoline, Mercury, and Solvents.

Items Unable to Accept: Agricultural Waste, Ammunition, Biological Waste, Business Sector Waste, Cell Phones, Commercial Waste, Controlled Substances, Explosives, Electronics, Farm Oil, Fireworks, Fire Extinguishers, Hypodermic Needles, Institutional Waste Lead, Acid Batteries, Propane Tanks, Smoke Detectors, Sharps and Tire.

Please do not bring Latex Paint! Latex paint is not hazardous and it can be dried or absorbed and discarded with regular trash. 

Again, no agricultural, business, industrial or school waste will be accepted. This program will run rain or shine. Contact the Bureau County Farm Bureau with any questions at (815) 875-6468.