DeKalb County Hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday


The DeKalb County Health Department will be hosting a household hazardous waste collection this Saturday, May 20, 2017. The collection allows citizens the opportunity to safely dispose of unused or leftover household products commonly found in homes, basements, and garages. The one-day collection is scheduled to take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau located at 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. Items will be collected by Heritage Environmental, an IEPA licensed contractor. Volunteers will be on site to assist with traffic flow.

“Residents are encouraged to bring oil-based paints, thinners, chemical cleaners, unwanted pharmaceuticals, mercury and mercury-containing items, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides, pesticides, adhesives, hobby chemicals, automotive batteries and similar products,” said Michelle Gibson, Solid Waste Specialist of the DeKalb County Health Department. “Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the event” said Gibson.

Items not accepted include explosives, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, biohazard waste, sharps, controlled substances, agricultural chemicals and all business wastes. Propane tanks cannot be accepted.

For more information about this event please contact Michelle Gibson at or call 815-748-2408.