Waste Management of Illinois is rolling out its service to allow Streator residents to dispose of electronics and household hazardous wastes.
An enhancement to regular recycling and garbage collection service, Waste Management’s "At Your Door" service provides an alternative for removing unwanted household materials, such as garden chemicals, household cleaners, automotive products and paint products along with consumer electronics, which are potentially hazardous to people, pets and the environment.
Home-generated special materials along with electronics are only able to be collected from communities that have contracted for this WM service.
“This program allows residents to schedule an appointment to have the materials safely collected conveniently from their home,” said David Schaab, municipal manager for Waste Management of Illinois.
A wide variety of materials are accepted through this service, which include pesticides, aerosols, herbicides, swimming pool chemicals, oil and latex-based paint, antifreeze, gasoline, mercury-containing thermometers, household batteries, vehicle batteries, adhesives, used motor oil, oil filters, televisions, microwaves, laptops, computer monitors, DVD players, CD players, desktop printers and other consumer electronics. Syringes, needles and lancets can also be accepted if they are placed in a sealed, rigid, puncture-resistant container.
Residents may contact Waste Management’s “At Your Door” Special Collection service center by phone at 800-449-7587 or emailing email@example.com.
For a complete list of acceptable items, visit wmatyourdoor.com.