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Contacts for Local Household Hazardous Waste Programs
How to find collection programs in your area to take HHW and other chemicals.
Household Hazardous Waste: Program Assistance
Assistance for complying with program requirements and organizing household hazardous waste collection events.
Planning Your HHW Collection Event: Advanced Planning
Planning and organization are critical to hosting a successful household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event. Allow at least six months to complete some of these listed activities.
Planning Your HHW Collection Event: Step 1 - Funding
Securing the funds or understanding your budget impacts the future planning and management of an event, so consider these needs early.
Planning your HHW Collection Event: Step 2 - Vendors
Consider early what vendors you will need and who they would be. This will help you estimate your total costs for a collection program or event and give you plenty of time to continue to secure funding prior to the event date.
Managing Your HHW Program: Additional Program Guidance
This section provides additional information on topics related to Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). The resources provided are only intended to refer operators to other programs within or outside of the TCEQ.
Planning Your HHW Collection Event: Step 3 - Selecting Date & Location
Time and location are important details in the success of a collection event. Discuss these with your interested groups – you will need the collaboration of volunteers, city officials and city services during the event so seek their input. If you have the funding for multiple events during the year, combine the planning to include multiple dates and/or locations.
Planning Your HHW Collection Event: Step 4 - Notification & Documentation
Once decisions have been made and details are mostly set, you must submit paperwork to us and put together an operational plan for the event.
Planning Your HHW Collection Event: Step 5 - Education & Publicity
Education and publicity should be one of the final planning steps. You will want to have plans and necessary approvals prior to outreach.
Household Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Texans
What is household hazardous waste (HHW), what can you do with it, and who can accept it?