Do you have lawn chemicals, antifreeze, fluorescent lamp bulbs?
These are on the list of household hazardous waste items being collected from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at South Suburban College, 15800 State St., South Holland, in a program hosted by Cook County and the college’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM).
The drop-off location is on the north side of campus in the overflow parking lot; enter at the traffic signal on State Street.
The list of acceptable waste items follows:
- Oil-based paints
- Household batteries
- Used motor oil
- Paint thinners
- Lawn chemicals
- Old gasoline
- Hobby chemicals
- Aerosol paints and pesticides
- Pool chemicals
- Cleaning products
- Fluorescent lamp bulbs
- Drain cleaners
Organizers remind the community not to bring latex paint. It is not hazardous and can safely be dried or absorbed and the paint can can be discarded in a regular garbage pickup.
The CHaRM project is a permanent recycling drop-off facility on the SSC campus and is available to Cook County residents. The center also accepts household recycling, such as paper, plastic, metal and glass; e-waste and computers; clothing and textiles, furniture and small appliances; and Styrofoam.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 312-603-8212.