Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event coming to Ottawa

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OTTAWA – A household hazardous waste collection event will be coming to Ottawa. The LaSalle County Government Center will host the event on May 21st. You will be able to dispose of many solvents, chemicals and other items, but you will need to register online at the LaSalle County Land Use Department page at LasalleCounty.Org.

Residents participating in these events are encouraged to bring chemical cleaners, oil-based paints, thinners, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides and pesticides, old or outdated medication, and similar hazardous household products. Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections. ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED include latex paint, explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals and business wastes.

The event will be open to all Illinois Residents. No businesses.

ACCEPTABLE HHW WASTES

 Oil-based paints
 House hold batteries
 Used motor oil
 Paint thinners
 Herbicides
 Lawn chemicals
 Insecticides
 Solvents
 Pesticides
 Antifreeze
 Old gasoline
 Hobby chemicals
 Pool chemicals
 Aerosol paints and pesticides
 Cleaning products
 Fluorescent lamp bulbs
 Mercury
 Drain cleaners
 Acids
 Corrosives
 Unwanted medications (excludes Controlled Substances)

UNACCEPTABLE HHW WASTES

• Latex Paint
• Agricultural wastes
• Propane Tanks
• Business/commercial sector wastes
• Smoke detectors
• Explosives/Ammunition
• Farm machinery oil
• Fireworks
• Fire extinguishers
• Controlled substances
• Biohazard waste
• Lead acid batteries
• Institutional wastes

Contact Information for questions: LaSalle County Land Use Department, Phone 815-434-8666 or landuse@lasallecounty.org

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