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Hazardous Waste Disposal in Bloomington / Normal

Hazardous waste disposal in Bloomington Normal is provided by ADCO Environmental Services. ADCO specializes in offering waste management services for both hazardous waste disposal as well as radioactive waste disposal for all of McLean County and surrounding areas.

ADCO is a full-service waste management company that offers turnkey cradle to grave waste disposal services for all types of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams you may find at your facility including radioactive waste streams! ADCO offers a wide range of disposal and treatment options across central Illinois, from Pontiac, IL to Lincoln, IL and from Farmer City, IL to El Paso, IL.

Hazardous & Radioactive Waste Disposal Options for The Twin Cities

ADCO has disposed of nearly every type of waste that could be generated in and near The Twin Cities over its years in business. Some waste management services offered to waste generators in and near Bloomington Normal are chemical waste profiling, lab packing, Oil waste pump-outs, hazardous waste disposal, and radioactive/nuclear waste disposal. Regardless of if you a very small quantity generator (VSQG) or a large quantity generator (LQG), ADCO specializes in properly disposing of special wastes in the Bloomington/Normal area and is ready to assist you in your waste disposal needs.

ADCO can supply all types and sizes of USDOT approved shipping containers needed to ship your waste or we can help you locate a container supplier you may use on your own! We can even offer you with overpacking options if your shipping container the waste is contained in is not roadworthy and in need of being replaced.

ADCO Assists Bloomington / Normal

Often, we hear from waste generators around The Twin Cities that they are in very complex situations when it comes to disposing of their waste such as: having the waste contained in drums that are considered odd-ball size in nature, drums containing unknown contents, and projects where The State of Illinois and/or federal agencies have become involved. ADCO is here to manage your project from beginning to end and our promise is to only dispose of your waste at a fully licensed and insured waste processing facility.

Bloomington/Normal Has a One Stop Shop

If you’re not sure how to create the paperwork needed to ship your waste out, this is not a problem. ADCO’s staff can prepare your hazardous waste profiles as well as shipping manifests for you! Our staff has prepared thousands of waste profiles over our years in business and we are very familiar with the process of shipping hazardous waste.

Hazardous waste profiles are prepared in-house by our staff which has many years of experience when it comes to working with waste processors and we will work to get the profiles approved quickly at a licensed processing facility. Once the waste profiles are approved, we will work with you to schedule a mutually agreeable time to have the waste removed from your facility for disposal.

We Specialize in the Following Services in Bloomington:

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Lab packing / Laboratory Cleanouts

  • Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Radioactive Waste Disposal

  • Servicing Industrial Clients

  • Spill Clean-Ups

  • Waste Remediation Projects

  • Summary for Residents Looking to Dispose of Hazardous Waste in Bloomington / Normal

    Disposing of hazardous waste in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, involves specific procedures and services to ensure safety and environmental compliance. Here’s a guide to help residents with the disposal process:

    Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

    Household hazardous waste includes items like paints, solvents, batteries, pesticides, and electronics. Bloomington-Normal has services and events for proper disposal:

    1. McLean County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events:

  • McLean County often holds HHW collection events. These events are usually announced on the county’s website or local news outlets.

  • At these events, you can drop off items like paint, chemicals, and other hazardous household products.

  • 2. Mitsubishi Motors North America HHW Collection:

  • Occasionally, Mitsubishi Motors sponsors HHW collection events. Check with local news or the Mitsubishi website for any upcoming events.

  • 3. Local Disposal Services:

  • Contact your local waste disposal company to inquire if they offer HHW collection services. Companies like Republic Services or Henson Disposal might have specific programs or recommendations.

  • 4. Illinois EPA One-Day HHW Collections:

  • The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) organizes one-day HHW collection events across the state. Check the Illinois EPA website for schedules and locations.

  • Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

    E-waste includes items like computers, televisions, and other electronic devices. Proper disposal options include:

    1. Electronic Recycling Events:

  • Look for electronic recycling events hosted by local organizations or government agencies. These events allow you to safely dispose of e-waste.

  • 2. Retailer Take-Back Programs:

  • Some retailers, such as Best Buy, offer take-back programs for electronics recycling.

  • 3. McLean County Electronic Recycling Center:

  • Check if there are dedicated electronic recycling centers in McLean County where you can drop off e-waste.

  • Medications and Sharps Disposal

    Proper disposal of medications and sharps is crucial to prevent misuse and environmental contamination:

    1. Take-Back Programs:

  • Pharmacies like Walgreens or CVS may have medication take-back programs or kiosks.

  • Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back events organized by the DEA.

  • 2. Local Law Enforcement:

  • Some police departments have drop-off boxes for unused medications.

  • 3. Sharps Disposal:

  • Use designated sharps disposal containers available at pharmacies or medical supply stores.

  • Check if local hospitals or clinics accept used sharps for proper disposal.

  • Special Instructions

    1. Batteries:

  • Alkaline batteries can often be disposed of in regular trash, but rechargeable batteries should be taken to recycling centers or specific collection points like those found at Home Depot or Lowe’s.

  • 2. Paint:

  • Latex paint can sometimes be dried out and disposed of in regular trash. Oil-based paint should be taken to HHW events or designated collection points.

  • 3. Pesticides and Chemicals:

  • Store these items safely until a designated HHW event is available for proper disposal.

  • Additional Resources

  • McLean County Health Department: They may provide information and schedules for HHW events.

  • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Check their website for resources and event information.

  • By utilizing these resources and services, you can ensure that hazardous waste is disposed of safely and responsibly in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.