Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) - What You Can Do
Five Steps You Can Take
- Buy only what you need.
- Read and follow labels.
- Store properly and in labeled containers.
- Take leftover quantities to the a drop-off site.
- Use safe alternative products when possible
- Automotive Fluids (must bring a disposable container)
- Engine Oil Filters
- Auto Batteries
- Rechargeable Batteries (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-ion, Pb) (please separate types of batteries)
- Small Button Batteries (please separate types of batteries)
- Lithium Batteries (please separate types of batteries)
- Cleaning Products
- Drain Openers
- Cooking Oil (strain out food and bring in plastic container)
- Mercury Containing Products
- Fluorescent Lamps and Bulbs
- Paint Products (no dried paint) (WATCH: how to dispose of paint)
- Hobby Chemicals
- Lawn and Garden Products
- Pool Chemicals
- Propane Cylinders
- Computer Equipment (Cathode Ray Tubes [CRT] monitors are not accepted)
- Printer Cartridges
- Items Labeled: Acid, Flammable, Caustic, Poison, Caution, Toxic, Danger, or Warning
Do NOT Bring:
- Business or Commercial Wastes
- Commercial Gas Cylinders
- Explosives or Ammunition
- Infectious and Radioactive Waste
- Medical waste such as sharps, syringes, or old medications. Guidelines are available for disposing of these materials.
- Televisions and CRT Monitors
- Dried paint or empty paint containers
- Alkaline batteries (throw in your regular trash)
HHW facilities and outreach sites do not accept hazardous materials from commercial customers. For information about hazardous waste disposal from commercial customers, visit the Small Business Waste Assistance Program (SBWAP) page.