The City of Naperville has a new outlet for residents to dispose of their hazardous waste.
An open house was held recently for the new Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at the corner of Fort Hill Drive and Jefferson Avenue.
The new facility will allow residents to drop off and dispose of any unwanted household chemicals, batteries, paint and many other hazardous waste items that affect our city in the long run.
“To have the outlet to dispose of hazardous material is critical to keep it out of our landfills, to keep it out of our streams. To dump it down storm drains or even to flush it down our toilet affects the water quality,” said Beth Lang, Strategic Services Manager with the Department of Public Works.
The roughly $1.2 million facility is partially funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Doors will be open for drop off Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and anyone transporting hazardous materials is reminded to make sure containers are securely sealed and labeled.
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