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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.

How do I find a Household Hazardous Waste collection in my area?

  1. Check the  HHW Collection Programs document. Search for your county, then check to see if your city or county sponsors an ongoing (drop-off or home collection) program or a one-time event.
  2. If your city, county, or region is not listed in the above document, call your local government or Regional Council of Government to inquire whether an event may be scheduled in the future or is routinely held during the year.   

To keep the HHW Collection Programs list accurate, please let us know if you find a broken link by sending us an email or calling 512-239-0010Call: 512-239-3143.

What are the different types of collections?

Drop-off sites are permanent collection centers where you can drop off your chemicals with staff on-site. Consider a few things before you head to a drop-off collection:

  • Check the website or refer to the contact person for information about hours of operation, chemicals that a facility will accept, and other program information.
  • Do you need a voucher? Some programs require you to present a voucher from your sponsoring local government.
  • Is there a fee? Certain facilities are listed that they may charge a fee. Check the website or contact the facility for pricing and more information.

Home Collection programs allow you to schedule a time for a facility's staff to pick up your HHW at your house. Check with the program website or listed contact to get more information and schedule a pickup if you are eligible. 

One-Time Events must submit a notification to the HHW Program at least 45 days prior to the date they wish to hold an event. Because of that, if you do not see an event for your area in the current document, there still may be an event that will be held later in the year and is not yet scheduled.

If you have questions about a scheduled event, refer first to the event website or call the contact phone number.

Where can I get more information about the HHW Program?

  1. Do you have HHW you want to get rid of? Check our Household Hazardous Waste general information page to learn more about the program and for tips on how you can better handle and reduce the amount of HHW in your home.
  2. Are you interested in organizing an HHW collection? If you are a current HHW Program Manager or entity interested in holding an HHW collection, check our Household Hazardous Waste Program Assistance page for more detailed information.