Batavia Residents Can Get Household Hazardous Waste Door-Collection Service

Batavia Residents Can Get Household Hazardous Waste Door-Collection Service

Batavia residents can schedule a front door pickup of household hazardous waste by calling U.S. Ecology at 866-373-8357 between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or by emailing, the city says on its website.

If calling outside these hours, please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned.

Participation is limited to about 22 households per month and will be available only to residents within the Batavia city limits. Residents may be placed on a waiting list if all slots are full for a particular month.

The program is funded by a fee collected from the city’s refuse contractor, so there is no direct fee to the resident. People outside the city limits will be directed to the Naperville HHW site.

Batavia has partnered with Kane County, which will be administering the program.

Residents can schedule one home collection per year to dispose of paint (oil-based paints, stains, varnishes only – see options below for latex paint), pesticides, fertilizers, household chemicals, cleaners, auto fluids (excluding motor oil – see options below), fluorescent lights, and more.

Residents are encouraged to work with their neighbors whenever possible to fill the collection bag to the 70-pound maximum weight limit.

Once an appointment has been finalized, a 30-gallon bag and kit with labels and instructions will be mailed to the resident. Maximum allowable weight per collection is 70 pounds.

The company will call the resident the day before collection with a reminder to place the full bag on the porch or driveway for pickup.

In order to keep costs down and serve as many residents as possible within budget, certain items are not accepted through this collection program because there are options in the community for recycling. Please drop these items off as directed in Alternate Drop-Off Options.

SOURCE: city of Batavia website