Hazardous waste must be carefully disposed of in order to make sure no one is hurt. Hazardous waste that is not properly disposed of can cause a serious threat to water supplies or the local environment. Common household hazardous waste items include herbicides, oil-based paints, used motor oil, cleaning products, batteries, insecticides, pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs and much more. Below is a list of chemical and computer recycling facilities that accept hazardous waste.

Household Hazardous Waste

City of Chicago’s Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility

See the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s website for the latest information about hazardous waste collection.

Also, see the Illinois EPA Website for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection schedule.

Pharmaceutical/Medication Disposal

See the Illinois EPA website regarding pharmaceutical disposal.

Also, Click here for a list of pharmaceutical disposal locations in Cook County.
Please note – specific days and times are listed for each location, pharmaceutical disposal is only accepted during the days and times listed. If you have questions about a location’s disposal, please call that location.

Contact Public Works with any questions at (708) 339-2323