Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

At Waste Management, we've teamed up with communities to provide smart, cost-effective ways to safely dispose of hazardous waste.

By definition, hazardous waste includes materials that can be harmful and should never go into your community’s regular trash. Common examples include:

  • Automotive products (antifreeze, fluids, motor oil)
  • Batteries (home and car)
  • Cathode ray tubes (TVs, computer monitors)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts
  • Household cleansers
  • Medicines
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
  • Paints, latex and oil (must be dried)
  • Pesticides

 Curbside Pickup

In some communities, some household hazardous waste can be collected at the curb. It’s important that residents keep these materials separate from regular trash. Hazardous waste should never be discarded down a sink or storm drain – it could contaminate groundwater or potentially flow into larger bodies of water.

Return-by-mail Recycling Kits

Our household hazardous waste recycling kits are postage-paid, return-by-mail programs your residents can order online. They simply mail the items back to us for environmentally responsible treatment and disposal.

Community Collection and Drop Off

As your environmental partner, we can also work with you to organize regular community drop-off programs and retailer take-back events.