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Hazardous waste recycling April 22 at South Suburban College

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
  • Herbicides
  • Lawn chemicals
  • Insecticides
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Antifreeze
  • Old gasoline
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Aerosol paints and pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Cleaning products
  • Fluorescent lamp bulbs
  • Mercury
  • Drain cleaners
  • Acids
  • Corrosives

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.

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