Waste Management offers services to collect a wide variety of potentially hazardous materials that almost every household accumulates. These include the following common items:

  • Automotive products: Antifreeze, motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, cleaners, upholstery cleaner, polishes, fuels, and waxes
  • Batteries: Household and vehicle
  • Household chemicals: Ammonia, bleach, carpet and upholstery cleaners, tile and shower cleaners, drain cleaners, cleaning compounds, and rust removers
  • Household items: Hobby glue, nail polish removers, and more
  • Electronics: Televisions, desktop computers, laptops, tablets, monitors, mp3 players, DVD players, gaming consoles, CD/tape players, VCRs, cell phones, desktop printer, scanner, fax machines, microwaves, CD rom, and related cords
  • Mercury containing items: Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL), straight fluorescent tubes, thermometers, and thermostats
  • Paint products: Latex and oil based paint, spray paint, paint thinner, artist paint, stain, stripper, caulk, sealer, wood stain, and wood preservative
  • Garden chemicals: Fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and insecticides
  • Swimming pool chemicals: Pool acid, stabilizer and chlorine

Regulations for handling hazardous waste vary by community, so it’s important to abide by the procedures set forth by your local jurisdiction. Check out the reference materials below for help.

Home Collection service through the At Your Door Special Collection program

In some communities, these items are collected at the home. We make it easy for residents to dispose of these items, by collecting the materials at their door– safely, easily and responsibly. It’s important that residents keep these materials away from the curb and separate from regular trash. Check out this service to see if is available in your community.

Return-by-Mail Recycling Kits

Our household hazardous waste recycling kits are postage-paid, return-by-mail programs you can order online. They make it easy and convenient to return CFL bulbs, household batteries, syringes, lancets, e-Waste, and more. Simply mail the items back to us for environmentally responsible treatment and disposal.

Community Collection and Drop Off

As your environmental partner, we also organize regular community drop-off programs and collection programs with retail stores.