Hazardous Waste Program

Hazardous Waste Program
The Village of Romeoville participates in a regional program for the discarding of unwanted household chemicals, batteries, paint and other hazardous waste. All Illinois residents may drop off waste materials at 156 Fort Hill Drive, just north of the Department of Public Works building at Fort Hill Drive and Jefferson Avenue in Naperville. It will operate on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., excluding holidays. Materials may not be dropped off outside these posted hours.

Household hazardous waste items are materials purchased for cleaning or maintaining a home. Business waste is not accepted. Household hazardous waste is no longer collected at Fire Station Number 4.

If you have questions about the City’s household hazardous waste collection program, please call the Naperville Department of Public Works at 630-420-6095, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Accepted items include:
  • Household cleaners, drain openers
  • Paints (oil based only)
  • Mineral spirits, strippers, solvents
  • Insecticides, herbicides
  • Flammables, automotive fluids
  • Fluorescent fixtures
  • Household batteries
  • Unknown hazardous substances
The following items are not accepted:
  • Explosives, Ammunition
  • Radioactive materials
  • Compressed gas
  • Latex Paint
  • Trash and non-hazardous materials
  • Unopened, usable consumer products
Latex Paint Storage & Disposal Options
Tightly seal lid of usable latex paint and store in an area where it will not freeze. The paint will remain usable for many years if stored properly. Empty paint cans may be dried out (with a thin skin of dried paint on the interior of the can) and recycled in the curbside recycling program. After using up the paint, allow the residue to dry by leaving the lid off. Keep the lid off when placing the can in the recycling bin, so the driver can see that the can is empty and dry. Large quantities of left over latex paint may be dried out and discarded. Use an absorbent such cat litter, mulched corn cob, saw dust or oil dry. Place the can and the dried material in the garbage. Leave the lid off of the can when placing in the garbage, the driver will only pick up the can if he can tell that it is dry.

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