Household Hazardous Waste

The State of Illinois sponsors several one-day drop-off events in the Chicago area each spring and fall. The locations vary from year to year. It also provides funding for several drop-off locations that are open regular hours each week.

Permanent Collection Facilities:  There are three long-term household chemical waste collection facilities in Illinois. Call before you go to confirm hours of operation and additional information.

  1. City of Chicago Household Chemicals
  2. Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Facility
  3. Rockford Household Hazardous Waste Site

1150 N. North Branch St, Chicago, IL 60642


Hours of operation:

Tuesdays 7am-12pm

Thursdays 2pm-7pm

The first Saturday of each month 8am-3pm

You can also search for HHW drop off sites at

The State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency holds one day hazardous waste collections each year in the spring and fall. Refer to the State of Illinois EPA website for a schedule and details on acceptable materials.

Both the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency at 708-453-9100 and Flood Brothers at 630-261-0400 have information on these drop-off locations and events. Please confirm the schedule and acceptability of materials. Some materials including latex paints are not accepted at these locations.