What is the household hazardous waste disposal day?
The household hazardous waste disposal day is an opportunity for Morton residents to discard household and garden chemicals, batteries, and related items that cannot go into normal waste collection or the Village sewer system.
What items are allowed for disposal?
A list of permitted and prohibited items is available here.
When and where is the event?
The disposal day is scheduled for Saturday, October 11 at the old Farm and Fleet site on Detroit Avenue, from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Will there be someone there to provide direction?
Morton police will provide traffic direction, and Area Disposal / Grimm Bros. Trucking, Morton's waste disposal contractors, and the hazardous waste disposal contractor will have staff on site to help with disposal.
Is disposal open to anyone?
Disposal of household hazardous waste is limited to Morton residents; an ID check will be required for disposal.
Do I have to be a Morton waste disposal customer to use the site?
All Morton residents are eligible to dispose of household waste during this event, but only Morton residents.
What is the procedure for drop-off?
There will be a designated entry and exit at the old Farm and Fleet site on Detroit Ave., and auxiliary police officers will be on duty to facilitate traffic. Drivers will go from the entry to a drop-off point where ID will be checked and Veolia staff will be on hand to help with disposal. Disposal will be limited to those permitted items on the list, and ineligible items will not be accepted at this site (example: DEA-regulated drugs).
What if I cannot make this event?
Certain household hazardous waste items can still be dropped at the Area Disposal / Grimm Bros. Trucking office in Morton. These include most electronics, such as computers and televisions, and used motor oil. Other items will need to wait until the next disposal day or go to one of the state-sponsored sites announced from time to time.
When is the next disposal day?
The current Morton waste disposal contract includes two hazardous waste disposal days during the contract's seven-year duration. The next disposal day is not yet scheduled, but will not likely take place until later in the contract -- two or three years from now.
Do items for disposal require any special handling or packaging?
Liquid chemicals and oil should be in a container that can be emptied at the site or discarded in the container. Most items can be handled in their original containers, plastic and paper bags, and buckets.
What if I need to dispose of ineligible material?
Normal waste items can go in weekly waste collection, and recyclables in the scheduled collection. Cardboard can be dropped at the Area Disposal / Grimm Bros. site in Morton on West Jefferson St. Bulky items can be picked up with the purchase of a garbage sticker or by special one-time fees depending on type of material and size. Questions should be directed to Area Disposal / Grimm Bros.
Where can I get additional information?
Information on the disposal days is available from Village Hall (266-5361) and Area Disposal / Grimm Bros. (444-8900).
How does this disposal help Morton?
Proper disposal of household hazardous waste helps everyone. The event helps Morton citizens by providing convenient, legal disposal. Introduction of household hazardous waste material into sanitary or storm sewage is an EPA violation subject to significant fines, and many items are prohibited from landfills. Extending landfill life by controlling the waste stream is critical to long-term, low-cost waste disposal. Morton Village government benefits from proper waste disposal in meeting EPA requirements and preventing violations.