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Hazardous Waste Disposal
A household hazardous waste drop-off facility is available in Naperville. The facility is open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays, excluding holidays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located behind Fire Station #4 at 1971 Brookdale Road. Items such as oil based paint, insecticides, poisons and household batteries that cannot be picked up by the trash hauler can be taken to this location. If you have questions about the the household hazardous waste collection program, please call the Naperville Department of Public Works at 630-420-4190, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Accepted Items

  • Acid
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Asbestos
  • Automotive fluids
  • Fertilizer
  • Flammables
  • Fluorescent fixtures
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Household batteries
  • Household cleaners, drain openers
  • Insecticides, herbicides,pesticides
  • Mercury - thermometers, thermostats
  • Mineral spirits, strippers, solvents
  • Paints (oil based only), varnish, stain
  • Poison
  • Pool chemicals
  • Prescription medication
  • Propane tanks 20 lbs. or less
  • SLA Batteries - car, lawnmower, motor cycle, sump pump
  • Unknown hazardous substances

Non-Accepted Items
  • Business waste
  • Compressed gas
  • Compressed gas (other than propane)
  • Electronics
  • Empty spray cans or containers
  • Explosives, ammunition
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Latex Paint
  • Peanut oil
  • Radioactive materials
  • Sharps (needles or cancets)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Tires
  • Trash and non-hazardous materials
  • Unopened, useable consumer products

For more information, visit the DuPage County Department of Development and Planning.

Latex Paint Disposal
Latex paint is not accepted at the Naperville Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility. Latex paint can be disposed of in your regular garbage if properly prepared.

First, allow the paint to thoroughly dry. Ideally, the paint should be transferred to plastic bags so the rinsed empty paint containers can be recycled. The paint may be air dried, but adding cat litter, oil dry, sawdust or another absorbent material will greatly speed this process. Once dry, the paint may be disposed of with your house refuse. If you let the paint dry in its original container, be sure to leave the lid off so the waste collection driver can see the paint has been dried.

The Woodridge Kin-Ko Ace Hardware located at 8625 Woodward Ave. accepts latex paint year round. Drop off fees based on the size of the paint container are charged, so be sure to call Ace at 630-985-0023 for the fee schedule.