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2020-09-30 Voucher-only residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, November 7 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds

The City of Springfield, in collaboration with the Illinois Environment Protection Agency (IEPA), is hosting a voucher-only residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, November 7 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Since this event is in conjunction with the IEPA, the drop off event is offered to ALL Illinois residents. In order to participate, residents will need to request a voucher from the City of Springfield’s Office of Public Works. Vouchers will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents MUST have a voucher in hand or available on a mobile device to drop off items. Please note: You must be an Illinois resident to participate in the program. This is only open to residential households. This program is not open to organizations or businesses.

Requesting a Voucher

To request a voucher from the City of Springfield Office of Public Works, please go online at to reserve your spot today or call 217.789.2255.

Voucher Facts

At the time of reservation, you will be given the option to choose your own time slot. You can then choose to have your voucher emailed or you can print from home or work. Registration will end as soon as all time slots are filled. On the day of the drop off, if you arrive early, miss your time slot, or misplace your voucher, you will be sent to an overflow traffic lane and will have to wait for the next available time slot.

Time & Location for Collection

• Saturday, November 7, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Only come during your predetermined time.

• Illinois State Fairgrounds (Taintor Rd.). Enter through Gate 6 and proceed to Lot 21 by following signs and traffic wardens. Exit through Gate 7 after household hazardous waste has been delivered.

Acceptable items at the collection include:

• Acids/Corrosives

• Aerosol paints

• Antifreeze/coolant

• Cleaning products

• Drain cleaners

• Fertilizers

• Fluorescent tubes/compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL)

• Fuel additives/cleaners

• Hobby chemicals

• Insecticides/pesticides/herbicides

• Lawn chemicals

• Lead acid or Lithium batteries

• Mercury thermostats & thermometers

• Oil based paints

• Old & outdated medications/pharmaceuticals

• Old gasoline

• Paint thinners/strippers

• Pool chemicals

• Solvents

• Used motor oil

Note: Latex/acrylic paint is not a hazardous waste and will not be accepted at the collection. For more information on how to properly dispose, you can visit the City of Springfield’s webpage

Those with questions regarding the program or any items listed or not listed may contact the Office of Public Works at 217.789.2255 or e-mail