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Household Hazardous Waste Item List

Visit for disposal information of these items.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household hazardous waste" or "HHW". Products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when being disposed of.

Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes includes pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or putting them in the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.

Additional HHW services may be available through your City. Contact your City’s Recycling Coordinator to find out other ways to dispose of your household hazardous waste items in your community.

What to bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center:

Cleaning Products
Bleach (laundry)
Drain cleaners
Oven cleaners
Pool chemicals
Toilet cleaners
Tub, tile, shower cleaners
Wood and metal cleaners and polishes

Lawn and Garden Products
Fungicides/wood preservatives

Workshop/Painting Supplies
Adhesives and glues
Aerosol cans
Fixatives and other solvents
Furniture strippers
Oil or enamel-based paint
Paint strippers and removers
Paint thinners and turpentine
Photographic chemicals
Stains and finishes

Compact fluorescent tubes
Driveway sealer
Fluorescent light bulbs
Mercury thermostats or thermometers
Sharps (hypodermic needles, pen
needles, intravenous needles, lancets)

Automotive Products
Air conditioning refrigerants
Automotive batteries
Carburetor and fuel injection cleaners
Fuel additives
Motor oil
Starter fluids
Transmission and brake fluid

Indoor Pesticides
Pest/bug sprays and baits
Flea repellents and shampoos
Houseplant insecticides
Moth repellents
Mouse and rat poisons and baits

Other Flammable Products
CO2 cartridges (lecture bottle or smaller)
Diesel fuel
Fire extinguishers under 40 lbs.
Gas/oil mix
Helium tanks
Home heating oil
Kerosene/lighter fluid
Propane tanks (5-gallon or smaller)


Alarm clocks
Blood glucose monitors (sterilized)
CD players
Cell phones
Computer monitors (CRTs & flatscreens)
Copiers (home use, desktop)
Digital cameras*Digital thermometers
Exercise equipment display boards
DVD players
Hand-held electronic devices
Home-use medical monitors
I-Pods & MP3 players*
Microwave ovens (home use)
Programmable kitchen appliancesPagers
Radios of all types (car & home)
Stereos (no speakers)
Telephones & answering machines
Televisions (CRTs & flat screens)
Video game consoles & accessories
*Please remove data before disposal

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers cannot accept the following items:

Biological wasteCommercial Waste
TiresHigh-pressure cylinders (acetylene,
oxygen, air tanks-SCUBA or SCBA)
Radioactive materials