Household Hazardous Waste Site

Free drop-off.

Serves Illinois residents only; does not accept items from businesses.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful provides this information as a community service;

it does not sponsor the Hazardous Waste Site and is not responsible for any changes to accepted items

or hours of operation.


City of Rockford Public Works Department

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Location:         3333 Kishwaukee St, Rockford, IL 61109

north of the Rock River Water Reclamation District office — follow signs for Freedom Field

Hours:            Saturdays  8 am – 4 pm

                      Sundays  Noon – 4 pm

                      Closed when a major holiday falls on the weekend,

2016 CLOSURES:  Christmas Eve (Dec. 24); Christmas Day (Dec. 25); New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31)

2017 Closures:  New Year’s Day (Jan. 1); Easter Sunday (April 16); Christmas Eve (Dec. 24); New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31)

Phone:           This site does not have phone service.

Items Accepted at Hazardous Waste Site:

Notes:  No commercial waste accepted; items accepted from Illinois residences only.

Illinois EPA list of acceptable wastes is used as the primary guide by site staff on duty.

Large quantities may not be accepted or deferred when unloading would disrupt traffic flow.

Call Neighborhood Standards office, City of Rockford, to schedule large loads:  779-348-7425.


Automotive fluids (brake, transmission fluids)
Batteries (household & automotive)
Cleaning Solvents
Flammable liquids
Florescent Tubes & Ballasts
Gasoline – in properly marked containers
Insulin disposal (no needles or sharps)
Ni-Cad Batteries (Nickle-Cadmium, rechargable)
Paint (oil-based only, no Latex paint)
Paint Strippers/Paint Thinner
Pool Chemicals
Oil, automotive
Thermometers (mercury)
Thermostats (mercury)
Tires (auto only – maximum 4 per person per day)
Varnish, Wood Stain, similar products

Services for Commercial Hazardous Waste

9/6/16 mb