Register for the September 22nd Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Planning & Development has scheduled a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event for all Madison County residents.
Saturday, September 22nd from 7 AM – 3 PM
Madison County Wood River Facility
101 East Edwardsville Road, Wood River
The deadline for registration is 8:00 am on Friday, September 21st.
To alleviate long wait-times, and to ensure safety and efficiency, advance pre-registration is mandatory. A limited number of spaces are available, and reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Make your online reservation here. Residents without computer access can call the Madison County Recycling Hotline at 618.296.6647 to reserve their spot.Residents who have reservations are encouraged to bring not only theirs but other households’ waste as well. Click here for a printable flyer.
The collection is for residential waste only. No business waste will be accepted.
- Accepted materials include: oil based paints, pesticides, cleaning solvents, paint thinners, hobby chemicals, antifreeze, pool chemicals, household batteries, items containing mercury (i.e. thermostats, thermometers), herbicides, motor oil, old gasoline, lawn fertilizers/chemicals, used/empty propane tanks, lead acid batteries, and fluorescent lights.
- Items not allowed for disposal include latex paint, used tires, ammunition, agricultural wastes, explosives, fireworks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, farm machinery oil, business or biohazard waste.
Since latex paint isn’t accepted, what should you do with it?
Latex paint is not considered a hazardous waste since it is water-based. As long as the paint in the can is dry, it can be thrown away in your regular trash bin. If there is still liquid paint inside the can, you can speed along the drying process by leaving the lid off or by adding shredded newspaper or clay kitty litter. Once everything is dry, you can put the lid on and throw the can away. Click here for an instructional video.