EPA Hosts Hazardous Waste Collection in Jacksonville

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
Herbicides Lawn chemicals
Insecticides Solvents
Pesticides Antifreeze
Old Gasoline Hobby chemicals
Pool Chemicals Aerosol paints and pesticides
Cleaning Products Fluorescent lamp bulbs
Mercury Old and outdated medicines and pharmaceuticals
Household Batteries

Please Do Not Bring Latex Paint

Unacceptable Wastes

Agricultural chemicals Propane Tanks
Business/commercial sector wastes Smoke detectors
Explosives Farm machinery oil
Fireworks Fire extinguishers
Lead Acid Batteries Institutional Wastes
Controlled Substances Sharps, needles and potentially infectious medical wastes