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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Household Hazardous Waste

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.


​For eligible Townships: Hampshire, Rutland, Dundee, Burlington, Plato, Elgin 
and Mill Creek SSA and City of Geneva

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:

Clean Harbors
800-645-8265 or 773-645-8265
Heritage Environmental 800-552-5986
R3 Env Mngmt 847-488-1492
Safety-Kleen
847-468-6600
SET Environmental 847-537-9221
Stericycle 877-927-8311
Veolia Environmental 312-552-2800
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