State Rep. CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) wants you to know that the IL Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with Morgan County and Jacksonville ESDA, will be in town to collect old chemical cleaners, oil-based paint and motor oil on May 20, at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, 110 N Westgate Ave., Jacksonville from 8am to 3pm.
“It’s time to clean out those basements, garages and sheds of old oil, paint and chemicals,” said Davidsmeyer. “I know that many times we get busy and forget about those left over chemicals we may have bought for a project. This is a great opportunity to safely get rid of those items.”
A list of acceptable and unacceptable items can be found on the IL EPA’s website. Click here to read the list of items.
Acceptable Wastes at One-Day Collections
|Oil-based paints||Used motor oil|
|Paint thinners||Drain cleaners|
|Old Gasoline||Hobby chemicals|
|Pool Chemicals||Aerosol paints and pesticides|
|Cleaning Products||Fluorescent lamp bulbs|
|Mercury||Old and outdated medicines and pharmaceuticals|
Please Do Not Bring Latex Paint
|Agricultural chemicals||Propane Tanks|
|Business/commercial sector wastes||Smoke detectors|
|Explosives||Farm machinery oil|
|Lead Acid Batteries||Institutional Wastes|
|Controlled Substances||Sharps, needles and potentially infectious medical wastes|