Household hazardous waste collection Sept. 15 in Princeton

Collection open to all Illinois residents

PRINCETON - The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau County Farm Bureau will conduct a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. The event will take place at the Bureau County Farm Bureau parking lot, 535 Elm Place, Princeton. This collection is open to all Illinois residents.

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

Accepted items will include: 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 not accepted: 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 note: Latex paint will not be accepted, as it is not hazardous and can be dried or absorbed, then discarded with regular trash. 

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


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