EPA to hold Household Hazardous Waste collection in Morris

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 3:51 p.m. CDT

A household hazardous waste collections is scheduled to be held in Morris, according to Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett.

The collection event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the Grundy County Administrative Building, 1320 Union St., Morris.

The collections give citizens the opportunity to safely dispose of unused or leftover household products commonly found in homes, basements and garages statewide. The materials are handled in an environmentally sound manner, diverting them from local area landfills.

Citizens are encouraged to bring oil-based paints, thinners, chemical cleaners, unwanted pharmaceuticals, mercury and mercury-containing items, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides, pesticides, adhesives, hobby chemicals, household batteries and similar  products. For more information, call the Waste Reduction Unit at 217-524-3300.

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