Disposal Chart

Proper Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

Please refer to the following chart for information regarding the disposal of specific HHW items.

The maximum amount you can drop off at one time for free is 15 gallons or 125 pounds. Fees apply to more than one TV/computer monitor.

Household Hazardous Waste Accepted at Chicago Grade Landfill

Proper Disposal

aerosol spray cans - empty

put in trash
aerosol spray cans - partially full take to HHW drop off facility
air conditioning freon take to HHW drop off facility
ammonia based cleaners take to HHW drop off facility
ammunition SEE IWMA WEBSITE
antifreeze take to HHW drop off facility
batteries, all household/alkaline put in trash
batteries, button or hearing aide take to HHW drop off facility
batteries, Nickel Cadmium call 1-800-8-BATTERY
chemical fertilizers take to HHW drop off facility
disinfectants take to HHW drop off facility
drain cleaners take to HHW drop off facility
flea repellent, powder take to HHW drop off facility
floor and furniture polish take to HHW drop off facility
fluorescent bulbs & tubes (under 20 per visit) take to HHW drop off facility
glue (if solvent based), epoxy take to HHW drop off facility
kerosene or lamp oil take to HHW drop off facility
lighter fluid take to HHW drop off facility
medical and infectious waste SEE IMWA WEBSITE
metal polish take to HHW drop off facility
moth balls take to HHW drop off facility
oven cleaner take to HHW drop off facility
nail polish remover take to HHW drop off facility
paint cans, empty put in trash
paint cans, partially full take to HHW drop off facility
paint, oil and latex based take to HHW drop off facility
paint thinner, stripper, etc. take to HHW drop off facility
p. c. monitors take to HHW drop off facility (LIMIT FIVE)
photographic fixer take to HHW drop off facility
photographic developer take to HHW drop off facility
pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, etc.) take to HHW drop off facility
pesticide container, empty put in trash
poisons (rat, mice, slug, bug, etc.) take to HHW drop off facility
pool chemicals, acid take to HHW drop off facility
propane, nonrefillable cylinders take to HHW drop off facility
rust remover take to HHW drop off facility
shoe polish dye take to HHW drop off facility
smoke alarms/detectors take to HHW drop off facility
spot remover, rug cleaner take to HHW drop off facility
televisions take to HHW drop off facility (LIMIT FIVE)
thermometer, broken mercury take to HHW drop off facility
wine bottle lead foil put in trash