What is taken at the Household Hazardous Waste Site?
Serves Illinois residents only; does not accept items from businesses**
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:
- No commercial waste accepted
- The following items accepted from Illinois residents only.
- Illinois EPA list of acceptable wastes is used as the primary guide by site staff on duty.
Large quantities may not be accepted or deferred when unloading would disrupt traffic flow.
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)
Car & chrome polish
CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs & tubes
Cleaning products, solvents, wipes
Craft & hobby chemicals
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
Tires (auto only – maximum 4 per vehicle per day)
Varnish, Wood Stain, similar products
Services for Commercial Hazardous Waste