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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

The Chemical Toilet Waste Program controls and monitors the disposal of chemical toilet waste to the MWRD's collection system and facilities with the goal of keeping such wastes out of the environment and providing appropriate treatment. This program is administered through the Chemical Toilet Waste Ordinance and is open to any haulers of such wastes. Typically, haulers bring in wastes from portable toilets located at area festivals, construction sites, and public parks, delivered to the Stickney WRP. The MWRD prohibits the delivery of wastes from septic tanks and cesspools, or from any truck used to haul special or hazardous wastes.

To receive a permit for this program, please submit an application or contact the MWRD for more information.


Effluent Limit


35.0 mg/kg

Chromium (total)

300.0 mg/kg


1,200 mg/kg

Cyanide (total)

100.0 mg/kg


15,000 mg/kg


80.0 mg/kg


180.0 mg/kg


5.0 mg/kg


2,000 mg/kg

Deliveries are accepted at the following MWRD facilities from approved haulers. Both the driver and the truck must be approved by the MWRD and the driver will need their driver's license to enter the facility.

Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

4015 S, Laramie Ave, Cicero, IL 60804


Deliveries of approved materials are permitted from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Presidents’ Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day 

Veteran’s Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

The MWRD's program is a by-permit-only program ready to receive your portable toilet waste. If you have waste you would liked hauled to the MWRD, the haulers below are permitted and approved. If you have waste you would like delivered to the MWRD, one of them may be able to help.

  • Lizard Express, Inc.
  • Service Sanitation Inc.
  • Simple Sanitation Inc.
  • Twilight Portable Restrooms
  • Waste Management, Inc.