City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Household Hazardous Waste

   Explanation of what Household Hazardous Waste is:

Household Hazardous Wastes are materials and chemicals that are toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive, or explosive. They typically cannot be safely recycled or disposed of without a special center or collection event. These wastes can be a serious threat to water supplies and our local environment if they are improperly discarded with nonhazardous trash (put into a municipal solid waste landfill), dumped down the drain, or illegally dumped elsewhere. The City of Springfield’s Office of Public Works holds an annual hazardous waste drop off event for City residents. This event is in accordance to with EPA guidelines and regulations.

Household Hazardous Waste- What it is and Alternatives

    Voucher-Only Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Fall collection is over, please check back in the Spring for next collection event.

At Capacity. Vouchers No Longer Available.

Voucher Only Household Hazardous Waste Collection
October 28, 2017
Last day to request a voucher is October 26 at 4:00 p.m.
Limited number of vouchers will be issued and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

The City of Springfield is hosting a VOUCHER-ONLY Household Hazardous Waste Collection on October 28 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Residents of the city who are participating in the drop off MUST have a voucher in-hand in order to dispose of their materials. Proof of residency (i.e. driver’s license or utility bill) and voucher will be required at time of drop off.

How to obtain a voucher:

  • Residents must first contact the Office of Public Works by calling 217.789.2255 OR fill out our online form below
  • The resident must provide at the time of calling or include in the online form:
    • Full name
    • Contact phone number
    • Address
    • Type and amount of items that will be dropped off (i.e. 5 bottles of lawn chemicals, 1 shopping bag of lithium batters, 1 can of motor oil)
  • Participants must be a resident of the City of Springfield corporate limits

Vouchers are limited and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon registering residents will be advised of options for picking up the vouchers. Options include

  • Picking-up in-person at the Office of Public Works, 300 S. 7th St., Room 203, during business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday).
  • Vouchers can also be emailed or mailed to the resident upon request.
  • Please note: the last day for mailing vouchers is Wednesday, October 25. Any voucher requests made after this date will have to be picked up in-person or emailed.

After registering for a voucher, you will be given a time that you may deliver your hazardous waste. This information will be provided to the resident over the phone or via email, depending on the contact preference.  The information will also be contained on the voucher.

On the day of the drop off, if you miss your time slot, you will not be able to make a delivery. No early arrivals will be accepted. If for any reason you are unable to make the drop off, please call the Office of Public Works so that your time slot can be given to another resident. Voucher registration will end on Thursday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m.


  • Program is not open to businesses, institutions and not-for-profit organizations
  • Vouchers are limited to one per residence. Vouchers may not be combined for delivery.

Drop off location:

  • Collection will take place at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Enter through Gate 6 (Taintor Road) and proceed to Lot 21 by following signs. Exit through Gate 7 after household hazardous waste has been delivered

Acceptable Items at the collection include:

Residents are advised to check for updates to the acceptable items list periodically by visiting this website.

Oil based paints Aerosol paints
Paint thinner/strippers Solvents
Hobby chemicals Mercury thermostats & thermometers
Fluorescent tubes Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL)
Lithium & alkaline batteries Lead acid batteries
Insecticides/pesticides/herbicides Fertilizers
Antifreeze/coolant Used motor oil
Old gasoline Fuel additives/cleaners
Lawn chemicals Pool chemicals
Drain cleaners Cleaning products

Residents who have questions regarding the program or any items listed or not listed may contact the Office of Public Works at 217.789.2255 or email

Full Name:
Contact Phone #:
Contact Email:
Full Address:


I would like my voucher (please select one option)