Application for a One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Type of Applicant Organization RequiredIf the applicant is not a unit of local government, please submit proof that the appropriate governmental unit(s) (i.e., County Board, City Council, Village Mayor) is/are aware of and support(s) the project's scope. (See "Documentation" section below.)
Proposed Collection Site

Collection site requirements:

  • Agency contractors require a large, open area with sufficient space to allow for semi-trailers, a large tent, several roll-offs and other equipment.
  • A long queuing area with separate entrance and exit is required to accommodate traffic flow.
  • IEPA personnel and contractors need access to the site from 12:00 noon Friday until midnight Saturday.
Not-for-profit Organizations

Submit a letter from not-for-profit organizations (e.g. Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Salvation Army) in your area that would be willing to accept new, unopened, useable household products (i.e. paint, yard chemicals, cleaning products) that are accepted at the collection. (See "Documentation" section below.)

Documentation

As noted above, some documentation cannot be submitted electronically and must be submitted by postal mail or in person, including:

  • Proof that the appropriate governmental unit(s) (e.g. County Board, City Council, Village Mayor) is/are aware of and support(s) the project's scope (if the applicant is not a unit of local government). (See item 2 above.)
  • A photograph, sketch and map of the area of the proposed collection site. (See item 4 above.)
  • A letter of permission from the property owner (if the property owner of the site is someone other than the applicant). (See item 4 above.)
  • A letter from not-for-profit organizations (e.g. Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Salvation Army) in your area that would be willing to accept new, unopened, useable household products (i.e. paint, yard chemicals, cleaning products) that are accepted at the collection. (See item 8 above.)

Send the supporting documentation requested above to:

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Bureau of Land #24
Waste Reduction Unit
1021 North Grand Avenue East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield IL 62794-9276
Attn: David Saladino

Applicants are not chosen on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions concerning this application, contact the Waste Reduction Unit at (217) 785-8604, fax (217) 782-9290 or send email to David Saladino.