Household Hazardous Waste

The next drop-off event will be on:
Saturday, October 8, 2016
550 Landa St (New City Hall)
New Braunfels, TX
*Please enter the parking lot from Laurel Lane*

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Important: the last car in line at noon will be the last assisted.


For more information, view the flyer.

Special Waste


Have questions on how to disposal of certain items? View the Special Waste flyer.

What Is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?


HHW is a chemical product that has any one or a combination of these properties:
  • Toxic: herbicide, pesticide, fungicide
  • Reactive: pool chlorine, drain cleaner, hydrogen peroxide
  • Ignitable: gasoline, lighter fluid, paint thinner, stains
  • Corrosive: muriatic acid, laundry bleach, oven cleaner

Commercial or business waste is NOT Household Hazardous Waste.



Why Is HHW Prohibited in Garbage?


Chemicals react with other non-hazardous trash, creating toxic fumes or fires in your garbage cart or in the City garbage truck. Fumes and fires create a real danger to you, the City staff, other drivers, and landfill employees. Over the long term, chemicals placed carelessly in the trash can eventually seep down through the landfill's protective clay barrier and into the ground or groundwater.

What Should I Do with HHW?


Some wastes have various disposal options throughout the year. Get information about how to properly dispose of many wastes:
Most liquid or granulated chemicals do not have consistent or convenient disposal options. These chemicals should be saved in your garage or shed on a shelf high away from children and pets until an HHW collection event is announced. Never mix chemicals or consolidate chemicals into smaller containers. Keep chemicals in their original container.
  1. Solid Waste and Recycling Division


    Physical Address
    424 S. Castell Ave
    New Braunfels, TX 78130

    Phone: (830) 221-4040
    Fax: (830) 608-1998


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