Household Hazardous Waste Facility

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.
  • Items should be placed in boxes in your trunk, standing upright and packed in a single layer. (Utilizing garbage bags is bad practice for many reasons including-breakage of items due to age/type of material, spillage, and most importantly possible chemical reaction of items mixing together.) 
  • Clearly mark items in your trunk as HHW material to avoid having personal items collected by a hazmat crew member. 
  • Household quantity limit is no more than two of site utilized rolling carts. (44 X 25 inch) 
  • 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 as requested to you once emptied by attendant. Keep fluids separate. 
  • Asbestos materials. In a size that will fit in a 55-gallon drum and not in excess of 50 pounds.  Must be triple bagged. 
  • Batteries (automotive, marine, sump pump and non- alkaline) Lead acid batteries requires that all caps are in place.
  • 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, except Naperville residents participating in the Naperville Residential Sharps Disposal Program)
  • 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.