Properly store and dispose of household cleaners, chemicals, and oils!
What’s the issue?
Antifreeze, household cleaners, gasoline, pesticides, oil paints, solvents, and motor oil are just some of the common household products that can enter our storm drains. Help keep these out of our lakes and streams. Instead of putting these items in the trash, down the storm drain, or on the ground, take them to a local hazardous waste center or collection day.
What are some helpful tips?
Here are some simple steps you can take to carefully dispose of household wastes and help keep our water clean. Give them a try. A few simple changes can make a big difference!
Identify it. Be aware of household products that can harm children, pets, and the environment. The words “danger,” “caution,” “warning,” or “toxic” indicate that you need to be careful in how you use and dispose of the product.
Less is better. Reduce waste and save money by purchasing only the materials you need. When possible, choose less toxic alternatives. For example, try cleaning your windows with vinegar and water.
Store properly. Keep unused products in their original containers with labels intact. Select cool, dry storage areas that are away from children, pets, and wildlife.
Disposal is key. Never dump motor oil, chemicals, and other toxic materials down storm drains, sinks, or on the ground.
Don’t forget RV Disposal of recreational vehicle sanitary waste at our drop-off location. Never put it down a storm drain, roadside. or ditch!
Contact us for more information on disposal locations and requirements.
Glenbard Wastewater Authority
945 Bemis Rd
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Phone: (630) 790.1901
Fax: (630) 858.8119
Monday – Friday
7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m
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