City of Joliet Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Information
Toxic products such as automotive batteries, oil base paints, insecticides, oil, syringes, anti-freeze, etc. cannot be collected through your residential pickup.
Joliet residents who pay for municipal waste on their water and sewer bills can call and have household hazardous waste picked up from their homes free of charge. To schedule a pickup, either call 1-800-449-7587 or go to the website www.wmatyourdoor.com. If you go to the website, be sure to click on SCHEDULE in the lower left hand corner. You will then be asked for your information so a pickup can be scheduled.
Here is a short video with more information about the process
There is no fee for this service and no limit to the number of times a resident can call for this service. Residents will call a phone number or schedule the service online (contact information above) and a kit will be sent to your home with a pickup date and instructions about where items are to be placed and what can be placed out for recycling. No items are to be placed at the curb.
For a list of items that are included in the program, please see the acceptable household hazardous wastes items page.
Will County ---Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Information (for residents that do not pay for municipal waste on their water and sewer bills)
Toxic products such as automotive batteries, oil base paints, insecticides, oil, anti-freeze, etc. cannot be collected through your residential pickup. For residents that don't want to wait or don't pay for municipal waste on their water and sewer bills, year round there is a permanent site, funded by the County and State of Illinois: 180 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For tips on where to dispose of household hazardous wastes, you can also contact the Will County Land Use Division at (815) 727-8834 or go to willcountygreen.com. Latex paint cans are only accepted if empty or dry. Kitty litter or oil dry can be used to dry up unused paint.
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs save energy over incandescent light bulbs. The bulbs contain a very small amount of mercury and should be recycled. They should never be placed in your trash or recycling containers. Unwanted or broken CFLs are accepted at the following locations: Ace Hardware Stores, Home Depot Stores, All Household Hazardous Waste Collections in Will County. For more information about CFL Disposal please click on the Will County Green website link here.