Front-Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Resumes in Some Communities

Front-Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Resumes in Some Communities

Geneva, Batavia, West Dundee, Carpentersville, South Elgin, Plato Township and Mill Creek residents will once again be able to safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials from the convenience of their front door after the program was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kane County Recycles announced April 23 the regional program will resume operations in May in accordance with state guidelines.

Residents can schedule a collection by calling U.S. Ecology at 866-373-8357 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday or by emailing curbside@usecology.com.

Once an appointment has been finalized, a 30-gallon bag and kit with labels and instructions will be mailed to the resident. 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.

Residents can schedule one home collection per year to dispose of paint, pesticides, fertilizers, household chemicals, cleaners, auto fluids, batteries, fluorescent lights and more. Kane County Recycles has a full list of accepted items.

The program is for residential customers only, and no business materials will be collected.

Please see full program details here. 

SOURCE: city of Geneva news release, Kane County Recycle website