City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Household Hazardous Waste

The City of Springfield’s 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collection event will occur on Saturday, October 22. More information about this collection will be available mid-August.

   Other Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Individuals wanting to properly dispose of their household hazardous waste sooner are encouraged to check the IEPA website. There you will find a listing of other events around the area that are open to all residents.

   Explanation of Household Hazardous Waste

 Fall Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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 in accordance with EPA guidelines and regulations. Normally for city residents only, this year, the City has partnered with the IEPA to host a co-sponsored collection open to ALL Illinois residents. This program is for residents only and does not include businesses, organizations, or institutions.

Household Hazardous Waste - What it is and Alternatives

   How to Dispose of Latex Acrylic Paint

   Voucher-Only Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The City of Springfield’s 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection event has concluded. The collection date for 2022 will be announced in the fall of 2022.

UNACCEPTABLE Items at the collection
Residents are advised to check for updates to the acceptable/unacceptable items lists periodically by visiting this website.

                  DO NOT BRING LATEX PAINT                 
Latex/Acrylic Paint is not hazardous and can safely be dried or absorbed and discarded with regular trash.
Agricultural Wastes Biohazard Waste
Business/commercial sector wastes Controlled substances
Electronics Explosives/ammunition
Farm machinery oil Fire Extinguishers
Fireworks/gun powder Institutional wastes
Non-lead acid, car, or lawn mower batteries Potentially infectious medical wastes
Propane tanks Radium paint
Sharps and needles Smoke detectors
ACCEPTABLE Items at the collection
Residents are advised to check for updates to the acceptable/unacceptable items lists periodically by visiting this website.
Acids/Corrosives Aerosol paints
Alkaline, Lithium, Nicad, and Sealed Lead Acid Batteries Antifreeze/coolant
Cleaning products Drain cleaners
Fertilizers Fluorescent tubes/compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL)
Fuel additives/cleaners Hobby chemicals
Insecticides/pesticides/herbicides Lawn chemicals
Mercury thermostats & thermometers Oil based paints
Old & outdated medications/pharmaceuticals Old gasoline
Paint thinners/strippers Pool chemicals
Solvents Used motor oil
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 to