Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous wastes from households are not regulated in the same way as hazardous wastes from industry and businesses simply because the costs and efforts to create and manage an enforcement agency to monitor household hazardous waste materials and their safe disposal would be overwhelming, so the burden becomes an individual and personal responsibility. The US Environmental Protection Agency states that Americans generate 1.6 million tons of household hazardous waste (HHW) every year, and the average home has accumulated as much as 100 pounds of HHW. Household hazardous waste consists of the unwanted or unusable portion of consumer products that contain substances that can harm human health or the environment.

Lombard is fortunate to be located near a regional collection site. This site is located at:

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off 
 Naperville HHW Facility
 156 Fort Hill Drive (immediately north of Naperville Public Works at 180 Fort Hill Drive)
 Items are accepted Saturdays & Sundays (except Holidays) 9AM-2PM  

Waste Management’s At Your Door Special Collection

 As an alternative to the HHW site in Naperville, Lombard residents may also utilize Waste Management’s At Your Door Special Collection (click here to see a short video explaining the program). Per the Village’s Contract, Waste Management is providing 180 no-cost pick-ups annually for Household Hazardous Waste and other hard-to-dispose-of items, as listed here. Residents make arrangements directly with Waste Management and requests beyond the first 180 within a calendar year are subject to a fee. Scheduling begins each year on January 1st. It is suggested that residents should coordinate with neighbors to combine small volumes into a larger amount for collection. Visit www.wmatyourdoor.com, email atyourdoor@wm.com, or call 800-449-7587 for more information and to request a service.

For residents that have used Waste Management’s At Your Door Special Collection, please complete this short satisfaction survey