Illinois state Rep. Amy Grant (R-Wheaton), a member of the House Consumer Protection Committee, is staying true to her vow of keeping constituents safe by supporting the state’s EPA hazardous waste collections efforts.
Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim recently announced the agency has targeted the 2019 fall season for cleanup efforts, drawing the support and praise of Grant, still in her first term of representing the 42nd District.
“Pouring hazardous materials in the drain, flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash has a negative impact on the environment, especially the water supply,” Grant said in a press release posted to her website. “It is important for our community to market and promote these free events as much as possible because improperly disposing of hazardous waste is unsafe for the community.”
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According to organizers, currently five sites have been set up for residents to safely dispose of leftover household products at no cost, with plans for at least three more still being finalized. In DuPage County, a one-day collection event was held on Oct. 5 at the Village of Bensenville Public Works building.
Grant emerged as the face of the 42nd District by knocking off Democrat Kathleen Carrier with just over 52 percent of the vote last November, earning her the right to succeed longtime incumbent Jeanne Ives who relinquished her seat to challenge then-Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary.
The 42nd District includes all or parts of Carol Stream, Lisle, Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, West Chicago and Naperville.