The DuPage County Public Works Department is sponsoring a latex paint recycling drive. From June 15 through July 15, residents can drop off their usable, unwanted latex paint on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7900 S. Route 53, Woodridge. Surrendered paint will be filtered and re-blended into a variety of colors, types and finishes and re-distributed, free of charge, to residents during the above-listed collection hours.
For more information, view this poster (PDF) or contact the DuPage County Public Works Department at (630) 985-7400 or the Department of Economic Development and Planning at (630) 407-6700.
The City’s household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off facility is located at 156 Fort Hill Drive next to the Public Works Service Center. The facility is open Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., excluding holidays. No material may be dropped off at any other time.
Household hazardous waste items are materials purchased for cleaning or maintaining a home. Business waste is not accepted. The HHW facility in Naperville is open and available to all residents of Illinois. Household hazardous waste is no longer collected at Fire Station No. 4.
- Stay in your vehicle! This is for your safety.
- Clearly mark items in your trunk as HHW material to avoid having personal items collected by a hazmat crew member.
- Expect that there may be a wait. This facility is one of only four household hazardous waste sites in the State of Illinois. Hazardous materials dropped off are processed for disposal as they are received at the facility. Please only bring accepted items this will help expedite the collection process.
Accepted Household Items
- Aerosol cans
- Automotive fluids (including oil, gasoline and anti-freeze)
- Asbestos materials (in a size that will fit in a 55-gallon drum; not in excess of 50 pounds)
- Batteries (including automotive, marine and sump pump)
- Fire extinguishers
- Fluorescent bulbs, CFLs (sealed, unbroken only)
- Household cleaners, drain openers and pool chemicals
- Paints and stains (oil based only)
- Peanut oil
- Poison, pesticides and fertilizers
- Non-controlled prescription and over-the-counter medications
- Propane tanks (20 pounds or less)
- Solvents and strippers
- Unknown hazardous substances
Items NOT Accepted
- Compressed gas (other than propane)
- Electronics (accepted at recycling drop-off center)
- Empty spray cans and containers
- Helium tanks
- Latex Paint (see below)
- Paper, glass, metal, wood and Styrofoam
- Radioactive materials
- Sharps (needles or lancets)
- Smoke detectors
- Trash and non-hazardous materials
- Unopened, useable consumer products
Latex Paint and Stain Disposal and Recycling
Latex paint is not a hazardous material. To discard leftover latex paint in the trash it must first be hardened. Leave the lid off or to expedite the process, add an absorbent such as cat litter, oil dry or saw dust. Once the liquid paint is absorbed, place the can in the garbage with the lid off so the driver can tell that the paint is dry.
If you have questions about the City’s household hazardous waste collection program, please call the Department of Public Works at (630) 420-6095, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- City of Naperville - (630) 420-6095
- DuPage County - (630) 407-6700
- Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) - (217) 782-9261
- City of Aurora - (630) 844-3621
- Kane County - (630) 208-3841
- Will County - (815) 727-8834
For more information, visit the DuPage County Department of Economic Development and Planning .