Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Find smart, cost-effective, and easy ways to dispose of hazardous household waste with Waste Management.

Hazardous waste materials are just that: hazardous. Not only can they be dangerous for you and your health, they are dangerous to the environment too, and should never go into your community’s regular trash.

Learning how to dispose of everyday hazardous waste or other materials can be complicated – trust the experts at Waste Management to handle it quickly, safely, and professionally.

    What hazardous materials can I dispose of with WM?

  • Automotive products: antifreeze, fluids, motor oil, oil filters, gasoline, polish, and wax.
  • Batteries, including home and vehicle batteries.
  • Electronics: TVs, computers, laptops, cell phones, printers, fax machines, MP3 players, DVD/CD/cassette players, and more.
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL).
  • Universal material, such as items containing mercury like thermometers and thermostats.
  • Paint: oil-based, latex, and spray paints, caulk, wood preservative, and wood stain.
  • Garden chemicals: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, and insecticides.
  • Sharps: needles, lancets, sharps containers.
  • Swimming Pool chemicals.

Hazardous Waste Disposal – Home Pickup

Did you know that Waste Management can pick up your hazardous materials from your home in certain communities? Make sure you keep these items separate from your regular trash, and never pour any hazardous liquids down a sink or storm drain—it could contaminate groundwater, or even get into larger bodies of waters like lakes, rivers, and oceans. Find out today if your home is in one of the communities we serve with home pickup!


If your community isn’t included for home pickup, don’t worry, we still have you covered. Our household hazardous waste recycling kits are postage-paid, return-by-mail programs you or your residents can order online. Simply mail back the items to us for environmentally responsible treatment and disposal.

Community Collection and Drop-Off

As a leading environmental partner, we also offer options for communities to organize regular hazardous material drop-off programs and retailer take-back events. Find out more and schedule your next community collection event today.