What is taken at the Household Hazardous Waste Site? 

Free drop-off.
Serves Illinois residents only; does not accept items from businesses**


City of Rockford Public Works Department
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Location: 3333 Kishwaukee St, Rockford, IL 61109
North of the Rock River Water Reclamation District office.
Hours: Saturdays  8 am – 4 pm
Sundays: Noon – 4 pm
Closed when a major holiday falls on the weekend,

Phone: This site does not have phone service. Call KNIB.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful provides this information as a community service;

KNIB does NOT sponsor or control the Household Hazardous Waste Site and is not responsible for any changes to accepted items or hours of operation.

Items Accepted at Hazardous Waste Site:

Large quantities may not be accepted or deferred when unloading would disrupt traffic flow.

Aerosol Cans
Antifreeze                                                                                                                                                                                   Arts & Crafts Paints

Asbestos (caulk/roofing tar/paint)

Asbestos tiles or shingles (MUST be wetted & double bagged, plastic bags with a MINIMUM thickness of 10 mil)

Auto Body Filler

Auto related fluids

Automotive fluids & fuels (brake fluid, transmission fluid)
Batteries (Nickel-Cadmium, Lithium-Ion, Lead-acid)

Body putty

Car & chrome polish

Car cleaners

Carburetor cleaner


CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs & tubes
Cleaning products, solvents, wipes


Concrete sealant

Craft & hobby chemicals
Diesel fuel

Dish soap

Drain cleaners

Driveway sealant
Flammable liquids
Florescent Tubes & Ballasts
Gasoline – in properly marked containers
Insulin disposal (no needles or sharps)
Ni-Cad Batteries (Nickle-Cadmium, rechargable)
Paint (oil-based only, no Latex paint)
Paint Strippers/Paint Thinner
Pool Chemicals
Oil, automotive
Thermometers (mercury)
Thermostats (mercury)
Tires (auto only – maximum 4 per vehicle per day)
Varnish, Wood Stain, similar products

Services for Commercial Hazardous Waste