Discarding Household Hazardous Waste

What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are products that contain ingredients that are toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. These include pool chemicals, paint thinner, pesticides, fluorescent lamps, car batteries and other items listed on this website. To find out more about our HHW program, download the brochure.

HHW Program Brochure

Types of Items accepted at eligible waste facilities*:

  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Cleaning Chemicals
  • Gasoline/Diesel fuel
  • Mercury thermostats or thermometers
  • Motor Oil/Cooking Oil
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Flares & Ammunition
  • Florescent Light Bulbs (Limit: Ten bulbs 4 feet and longer)
  • Paint – Latex & Oil based Paint/Stain/Varnish (Limit: 10 one-gallon containers and 5 five-gallon containers; must be sealed and not leaking)
  • Paint Primer/Thinner/Stripper
  • Pesticides/Herbicides/Insecticides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane Tanks (Limit: Five 30-lb tanks or less)
  • Rechargeable Batteries (including Ni-Cd, Lithium/Lithium-Ion)
  • Auto & Motorcycle Batteries
  • Lawn Mower Batteries
  • Marine Batteries

*This is not a complete list of what is accepted. Do not throw these items away in your curbside carts. Eligible facilities are listed below. If you have questions, call (813) 272-5680.

Items not accepted:

The following items are not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers:

Where to take it:

The following locations accept household hazardous waste on Saturdays throughout the month from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

 

What to bring:

  • Photo ID