Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
What is HHW?
Household hazardous waste (HHW) is a term that describes the waste associated with the wide variety of chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, paints, auto fluids, and other toxic materials in use in homes, automobiles, and yards. The topic of HHW affects each and every individual and community given the nearly universal use, storage, and disposal of chemical consumer products.
The following areas are eligible:
Townships: Hampshire, Rutland, Dundee, Burlington, Plato, Elgin
Cities: Batavia, Geneva
Special Service Area: Mill Creek
No Annual One-day Collection Events The annual events are indefinitely postponed. From 1992 through 2008, Kane County worked with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to offer one-day collection events for residents at various locations in Kane County. The 25 one-day events have been attended by 30,528 residents and diverted an estimated 3,050,000 pounds of material from landfills. Kane County’s last event was in 2008. IEPA does not presently have funding for these collections.
Reduce use of hazardous material in the home
Make your own non-toxic household cleaners
Business Quantity Hazardous Material
The Naperville HHW Drop-off and the Home Collection Service programs are for residential waste only. Please contact one of the following Certified Hazardous Waste Companies that can serve small quantity business generated hazardous materials: