Proper HHW Management Protects
Public Health and the Environment

Many common products are hazardous because they contain chemicals that are toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive. Improper disposal (pouring down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash) can harm the environment and a pose a threat to human health.  


New Year, New Prices

Happy New Year!

With all the new changes a new year brings, we also are going through some changes. Latex paint disposal will go from 0.20 cents per pound, to 0.25 cents per pound for disposal.

While this decision was hard, we want you to know it is only temporary! Your latex paint needs to be sent farther away for disposal right now, and because of the increase in transporting it farther away, prices had to go up to cover the cost of proper disposal. Once we can send the latex paint back to our original local source, the price will reflect that.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and thanks for recycling!

HHW Recycling Tips

View all Recycling Tips »

How to Prepare HHW for Transport


  • Pack wastes carefully in a box or plastic storage container to prevent spillage during transport
  • Do not mix chemicals! Arrange similar chemicals together when packing your car. Put pesticides together, solvents together, paints together in their own boxes
  •  Make sure chemicals are not leaking and lids are tightly sealed. If they are not sealed, place them in a separate container for transport
  • Keep products in their original container. Label materials that are not in their original container. If you do not know what the substance is, transport it in its own box and let us know it is an unknown substance
  • Place your box of household hazardous waste in the trunk of your car or in the bed of your truck
  • Drive directly to the HHW disposal site carefully and let staffed personnel unload your chemicals once you arrive