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

HHW Program Brochure Spanish

Types of Items accepted at eligible waste facilities*:

  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Antifreeze/Engine coolant
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Gasoline/Diesel fuel
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares & ammunition
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (Limit: Ten bulbs 4 feet and longer)
  • Mercury thermostats or thermometers
  • Motor oil/Cooking oil
  • 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)
  • Various rechargeable and automotive type batteries, such as:
    • Auto & motorcycle batteries
    • Lawn mower batteries
    • Marine batteries
    • Rechargeable batteries (including Ni-Cd, Lithium/Lithium-Ion)

*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 AM to 2 PM:

What to bring:

  • Photo ID