Illinois' Environmental Protection Agency Schedules Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois officials are announcing household hazardous waste collection days across the state as part of Earth Month activities.

The Environmental Protection Agency says it would conduct one-day collections this spring in eight communities, beginning Saturday, April 11th. DeKalb's collection day will be June 21st.

The collections will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Other sites are Palos Hills on May 3; Taylorville and Countryside on May 17; Wood River on May 31; Lewistown on June 7; and Blue Island on June 28.

Residents should bring oil-based paints, thinners, chemical cleaners, unwanted prescription medicine, mercury, antifreeze, motor oil, pesticides, household batteries, fluorescent lights and other items.

Explosives, smoke detectors, medical and business waste and agricultural chemicals will not be accepted.

Rockford has a long-term collection facility.

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