KANE COUNTY RECYCLES
Recycling Information
Phone: 630.208.3841
Fax: 630.208.3837
Email: recycle@countyofkane.org

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)


What is HHW?

Household Hazardous Waste

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.


Reduce use of hazardous material in the home

Make your own non-toxic household cleaners


HHW Programs in Kane County

Naperville HHW Drop-off

For information on the permanent HHW facility, click here.

Curbside Collection Service

For information on the collection program in some areas of the county, click here.

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. There is a current Kane County application on file at the IEPA for an event at the fairgrounds, but the earliest projected date for another event would be 2014 or later depending on funding.


Other HHW material disposal

Batteries
Fluorescent lights
Motor Oil
Paint
Pharmaceuticals/Medications
Sharps/Needles/Syringes


Business Quantity Hazardous Material

The Naperville HHW Drop-off and the Curbside Collection 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 800-487-7455
Onyx Environmental 877-879-9028
Safety-Kleen 847-468-6600