Hazardous materials, such as oil-based paints, insecticides, herbicides, fluorescent light bulbs/ballasts, cleaning solvents, thermostats, etc., cannot be disposed via the regular refuse collection.
Common E-Waste Items (Acceptable and Unacceptable)
The following electronics will be accepted: cables, cable boxes, cameras, cash registers, cell phones, copiers, cords, DVD players, fax machines, keyboards, laptops, printers (and cartridges), projectors, radios, satellite dishes, stereos, typewriters, VCRs, video games.
The following household items will be accepted: blenders, bread makers, carpet sweepers, coffee makers, clocks, curling irons, electric knives, electric toothbrushes, fans, fryers, hair cutters, hair dryers, heaters, holiday lights, irons, land line phones, metal tools, mixers, remotes, shaving equipment, toaster ovens, and vacuum cleaners (without bags).
Items Not Accepted
The following items will note be accepted: large appliances (refrigerators, dish washers, stoves, washers, dryers), air conditioners, ballasts, bare CRT tubes, capacitors, dehumidifiers, household batteries (AA, AAA, D, C, Lithium), light bulbs, liquids, microwaves, salvaged units, smoke detectors, VHS cassette tapes and medical equipment (any material that is considered or has come in contact with biohazard or radioactive material).
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
An area household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off facility is located in Naperville at 156 Fort Hill Drive next to the Public Works Service Center. The facility is open Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., excluding holidays. No material may be dropped off at any other time. Household hazardous waste items are materials purchased for cleaning or maintaining a home. Business waste is not accepted. The HHW facility in Naperville is open and available to all residents of Illinois. For more information and a list of items accepted, click here.