Household Hazardous Waste Facility


Due to the Christmas and New Year Holidays the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed on Sunday December 24, and Sunday December 31. 

The Household Hazardous Waste facility in Naperville is open and available to all residents of Illinois at no charge. Household hazardous waste items are materials purchased for cleaning or maintaining a home. Business waste is not accepted. 

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

No appointment is necessary, and there is no fee for using the facility. 


  • 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 Illinois. Hazardous materials dropped off are processed for disposal as they are received at the facility. Please only bring accepted items to help expedite the collection process.

Accepted Household Items

  • Aerosol cans (only accepted if product is inside)
  • Automotive fluids (including oil, gasoline and anti-freeze) Gasoline containers can be returned to you once emptied by attendant. 
  • Asbestos materials (in a size that will fit in a 55-gallon drum and not in excess of 50 pounds)
  • Batteries (automotive, marine, sump pump and non- alkaline)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flammables
  • Fluorescent bulbs, CFLs (sealed, unbroken only)
  • Household cleaners, drain openers and pool chemicals
  • Mercury
  • Paints and stains (oil-based only)
  • Peanut oil
  • Poison, pesticides and fertilizers
  • Non-controlled prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Propane tanks up to 20 lbs.
  • Solvents and strippers
  • Thermostats
  • Unknown hazardous substances

Items NOT Accepted

  • Ammunition
  • Compressed gas (other than propane)
  • Empty spray cans and containers
  • Explosives
  • Helium tanks
  • Latex Paint (see below)
  • Paper, glass, metal, wood and Styrofoam
  • Radioactive materials
  • Sharps (needles or lancets)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Tires
  • Trash and non-hazardous materials
  • Unopened, useable consumer products
  • Alkaline Batteries (household batteries)

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 the paint is dry. 

Funding Partners

  • City of Naperville - (630) 420-6095
  • DuPage County - (630) 407-6700
  • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) - (217) 782-3397
  • City of Aurora - (630) 844-3621
  • Kane County - (630) 208-3841
  • Will County - (815) 727-8834

For more information, visit the Environment and Sustainability Division of the DuPage County Department of Planning and Zoning.