What is taken at the Household Hazardous Waste Site?
Free drop-off * Serves Illinois residents only * Does not accept items from businesses
The Household Hazardous Waste Site is sponsored by:
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 at 815-637-1343
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:
- The Illinois EPA list of acceptable wastes is used as the primary guide by site staff on duty**
- The following items accepted from Illinois residents only.
- No commercial waste accepted.
- Large quantities may not be accepted or deferred when unloading would disrupt traffic flow.
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
Automotive fluids & fuels (brake fluid, transmission fluid)
Batteries (Nickel-Cadmium, Lithium-Ion, Lead-acid)
Body putty Brake Fluid
Car & chrome polish
CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs & tubes
Cleaners/Cleaning products, solvents, wipes
Craft & hobby chemicals
Engine Degreaser Epoxies
Flammable liquids – in properly marked containers
Florescent Tubes/Bulbs Freon in aerosol cans (R-11, R-34a) Fuel and oil additives Fuel injector cleaner
Garden chemicals Gasoline – in properly marked containers Glues Grease and rust solvents
Herbicides lawn chemicals Household batteries (nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, lithium-ion, lead-acid) Household cleaners
Lacquers and stains Lamp oil Laundry detergent Lawn and garden products Light bulbs
Mercury – thermometers, thermostats Mercury – metallic liquid, solids Mineral Spirits
Ni-Cad Batteries (Nickle-Cadmium, rechargable)
Oil, based paints (alkyd)
Paint (oil-based only, no Latex paint)
Paint Strippers/Paint Thinner
Tires (auto only – maximum 4 per vehicle per day) Transmission fluid Turpentine
Varnish, Wood Stain, similar products Vehicle batteries
Wall paper remover Weed killers Wood preservatives
Services for Commercial Hazardous Waste
- Clean Harbors
- Rock River Environmental Services (815-654-4726)
- Veolia Environmental Systems (920-563-3729)