County to host household hazardous waste collection

SWANSEA – The St. Clair County Health Department will be hosting a household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Melvin Price Memorial Park (1500 Caseyville Avenue) in Swansea, Illinois. This free event is open to all Illinois Residents.

Household hazardous wastes eligible to be recycled or disposed of at this event include:

• Aerosol Paints
• Antifreeze
• Hobby Chemicals
• Cleaning Solvents
• Mercury Containing Items
• Oil Base Paints
• Paint Thinners
• Pesticides
• Old Medicines and Pharmaceuticals
• Household Batteries
• Automotive Batteries
• Household Cleaning Products
• Lawn Fertilizers and Chemicals
• Drain Cleaners
• Motor Oil
• Florescent Light Bulbs
• Gasoline
• Herbicides and Insecticides

Household hazardous wastes not eligible to be recycled or disposed of at this event include:

• Latex Paint
• Used Tires
• Agricultural Wastes
• Business Wastes
• Explosives or Fireworks
• Smoke Detectors
• Farm Machinery Oil
• Medical Wastes

Participants may have to wait in their car for 10 – 40 minutes before dropping off their waste, no walk-ins will be allowed.

For more information about this event, or if you have questions about an item, please contact the St. Clair County Health Department, Pollution Prevention Office at 618-233-7769.