Mendota Reporter | Household hazardous waste discarding event set for May 21

OTTAWA – A household hazardous waste event will be held Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LaSalle County Government Center, 707 E. Etna Road, Ottawa. Participants should enter at the east entrance. The event is open to all Illinois residents.

Accepted items are: oil-based paints, household batteries, used motor oil, paint thinners, herbicides, lawn chemicals, insecticides, solvents, pesticides, anti-freeze, 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).

Items not accepted are: latex paint, agricultural wastes, propane tanks, business/commercial sector wastes, smoke detectors, explosives/ammunition, farm machinery oil, fireworks, fire extinguishers, controlled substances, biohazard waste/medical waste/sharps, lead acid batteries, institutional wastes, electronics, tires.

Pre-registration is required through online only. The direct registration link is

Registration link also available at

Registration is not open to businesses.

Event questions can be directed to LaSalle County Land Use Department at 815-434-8666 or [email protected]

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