Note: Commercial or business waste is NOT Household Hazardous Waste.
Paint, automotive fluids and filters, and lead-acid batteries are also accepted at events.
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 Can I Do If I Miss An Event?
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.