Woodford County Health Department will host a free household hazardous waste collection event sponsored Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The collection will take place at Woodford County Highway Department, 301 S. Main St. Roanoke, IL 61561. This event is open to all Illinois residents.

Waste items that will be accepted include:

- Acids

- Antifreeze

- Cleaning products

- Corrosives

- Drain cleaners

- Fluorescent light bulbs

- Gasoline

- Herbicides

- Hobby chemicals

- Household batteries

- Insecticides

- Lawn chemicals

- Medications (liquid and pill form). No controlled substances

- Mercury

- Oil-based paints

- Paint thinners

- Pesticides

- Pool chemicals

- Spray paint

- Solvents

- Used motor oil

Waste items that will not be accepted include:

- Agricultural, biological, business, commercial or institutional waste

- Ammunition

- Cell phones

- Controlled substances

- Explosives (including fireworks)

- Electronics

- Farm machinery oil

- Fire extinguishers

- Hypodermic needles/sharps

- Latex paint (can be safely dried/absorbed and discarded in regular trash)

- Lead acid batteries

- Propane tanks

- Smoke detectors

- Tires

For more information, visit the Woodford County Health Department website at www.woodfordhealth.org. For additional Illinois household hazard waste collection events and sites, visit www.2illinois.gov/epa.