DuPage County Board approves the Intergovernmental agreement with the City of Naperville for the operation of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

For years the DuPage County Board has passed an Intergovernmental Agreement between DuPage County and the City of Naperville to provide funding in the amount of $100,000 for the continued operation of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

Two weeks ago the item was tabled because of procedural questions. The procedure used two weeks ago has been the same procedure the county has used for years. Concerns of lack of information arose even though the information was provided in the board packet. I supported the motion to table the intergovernmental because I believe in collaboration and even though the material was in the packet I wanted to give the board members more time to review the information and make sure all their questions and concerns were addressed.

Yesterday the County Board approved the Intergovernmental agreement with the City of Naperville for the operation of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility and will provide funding in the amount not to exceed $100,000 during the term of the agreement.

The Naperville household hazardous waste facility is one of four in the state and provides the residents of DuPage and the surrounding communities a much-needed place to safely dispose of hazardous household items. The facility is located at 156 Fort Hill Drive and is open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

Household hazardous materials, including oil, anti-freeze, cleaning products, flammables, fertilizers, paints, prescription medications, herbicides and more are accepted at the facility.

DuPage County is a recognized leader in addressing environmental concerns support of the HHW is part of the reason for this recognition.

You can learn more about the HHW here.

Liz Chaplin

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