Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Information
As of January 1, 2018, Household Hazardous Wastes can be picked up from Joliet residents homes who pay for municipal waste removal on their Joliet Water and Sewer bills. Information will be posted here soon with how to set up a pickup.
Current Procedures --- Hazardous Waste/Medical Products/Latex Paint Cans/CFLs:
Toxic products such as automotive batteries, oil base paints, insecticides, oil, anti-freeze, etc. cannot be collected through your residential pickup. Year round there is a permanent site, funded by the County and State of Illinois: 180 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For tips on where to dispose of household hazardous wastes, you can also contact the Will County Land Use Division at (815) 727-8834. Syringes used for home medical purposes may only be disposed of in rigid plastic containers and thrown away as trash. Do not place plastic containers with used syringes in the recycling cart or yard waste containers. Please click here for more information on syringe disposal. Latex paint cans are only accepted if empty or dry. Kitty litter or oil dry can be used to dry up unused paint.
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs save energy over incandescent light bulbs. The bulbs contain a very small amount of mercury and should be recycled. They should never be placed in your trash or recycling containers. Unwanted or broken CFLs are accepted at the following locations: Ace Hardware Stores, Home Depot Stores, All Household Hazardous Waste Collections in Will County. For more information about CFL Disposal please click on the Will County Green website link here.