By Jason White – WBGZ Radio
Come November, residents will have a regular site to dispose of household hazardous waste in Madison County.
The County Board on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing an intergovernmental agreement between the county and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to establish a waste collection facility in Wood River.
Building and Zoning Administrator Chris Doucleff tells the Big Z the facility will be open Fridays and Saturdays on Old St. Louis Road in Wood River. The county is funding the program through landfill tipping fees, and Heritage Environmental will manage the facility. The state of Illinois will pay for the waste disposal.
Residents can dispose of items such as lead-based paint, cleaners, pesticides and lawncare products. It will be open to all Illinois residents starting Nov. 6.