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Hazardous Waste

Any product labeled corrosive, toxic, reactive, flammable or keep out of reach of children is considered hazardous waste.
It is any solid, liquid or gas that is known to be harmful to human health and the environment.

Disposal

Residential

Household Hazardous Waste is accepted FREE of charge

  • Carroll: Accepted during normal business hours.
  • Crawford: Accepted during normal business hours.
  • Guthrie: Temporarily Suspended due to COVID.
  • Shelby: Accepted during normal business hours.

Business

Business – Agricultural – Commercial Hazardous Waste is assessed a FEE.

  • Call local Agency for requirements, paperwork, current pricing, appointment or drop off times.

Nonaccepted Waste

Ammunition, explosives, asbestos, radioactive materials, fire extinguishers, non-hazardous waste, empty containers and propane tanks.

Common Household Hazardous Material

Oil based Paint, Stain & Varnish Disposal

Oil based paints, stains and varnishes are hazardous waste and should never be poured down the drain or placed in the garbage or recycling.

Keep items in original container and bring to the recycling center / transfer station for safe hazards disposal.

Visit the following link for FAQ’s on latex and oil disposal.

Latex Paint Disposal

Latex paint is NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE. Latex paint cans can be disposed of in your garbage if they are dried out first.

  • Small Amounts: remove the lid and allow to dry. Reapply the lid firmly and place in the garbage.
  • Large Amounts: add kitty litter, oil dry or
    sawdust and place in well ventilated area to
    dry. Or, pour paint onto old newspapers and
    layer to dry. When paper/paint is dry, place
    in the garbage. Reapply lid firmly and place
    in the garbage.

ALL CANS MUST BE FREE OF RUNNING LIQUID BEFORE PLACING IN GARBAGE.

Aerosol Can Disposal

Household Aerosol Cans:
All EMPTY household aerosol cans can be placed in recycling.

  • Hairspray, shaving cream and personal hygiene cans.

If the aerosol can is partially full of product, bring to the recycling center / transfer station for safe hazards disposal.

Spray Paint Aerosol Cans: Hazardous Waste ALL SPRAY PAINT AERSOLE CANS – REGARDLESS OF AMOUNT IN THE CAN – to the recycling center / transfer station for safe hazards disposal.

Sharps & Needle Disposal

Sharps & needles are hazardous waste. DO NOT place in recycling or garbage, bring to the recycling center / transfer station for safe hazards disposal.

Pharmacies also provide collection of sharps. Check with your pharmacy for policy, availability and drop off location in store.

All sharps and needles MUST be placed in an FDA approved sharps disposal container, or in a heavy-duty laundry detergent bottle – securely taped shut and clearly labeled SHARPS.

Examples: needle, syringe, lancet, auto injector (EpiPen), infusion set and connection needle/set.

Battery Disposal

Rechargeable, lithium, lithium-ion, lead acid, nickel-cadmium and nickel metal hydride batteries are hazardous waste.

DO NOT place in recycling or garbage, bring to the recycling center / transfer station or to a designated collection site in your community. Sites can be found by selecting the Battery Collection Site tab.

Battery Collection Sites

Examples: hearing aid, greeting card, cell phone, mobile phone, laptop, power tool, camera, solar light, vaping & e-cigarette and all rechargeable batteries.

ALKALINE BATTERIES ARE NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE. Dispose of in garbage.

Examples: AAA, AA, C, D, 9V

Battery Quick Guide

Light Bulb Disposal

Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL), high intensity discharge bulbs (HID), and light emitting diode (LED) bulbs are hazardous waste.

DO NOT place in recycling or garbage, bring to the recycling center / transfer station for safe hazards disposal.

INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS & HALOGEN ARE NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE. Dispose of in garbage.

Bulb Quick Guide

Pest, Yard & Garden Disposal

Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are hazardous waste.

Keep in original container. DO NOT place in garbage, bring to the recycling center / transfer station for safe hazards disposal.

Oil, Gas & Diesel Disposal

Motor oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, antifreeze and additives are hazardous waste.

Keep all materials in original container and bring to the recycling center / transfer station for safe hazards disposal.

DO NOT place in garbage, down the drain or on the ground.

Cleaners Disposal

Most household cleaners contain hazardous chemicals that should never be poured down the drain or thrown in the garbage. Keep items in original container and bring to the recycling center / transfer station for safe hazards disposal.

Examples: oven cleaners, rust removers, drain cleaners, tub, shower and toilet bowl cleaners.

Miscellaneous Waste Disposal

Solvent – based glue & adhesives
  • Rubber cement, epoxy, instant glues, model glues and plastic adhesives
Cooking Oils
  • Liquid oils and liquid grease (NOT grease that firms – place this in garbage)
Mortars, uncured cement, solvent – based caulk and building materials

 

Nail polish & nail polish remover

 

Keep in original containers and bring to the recycling center / transfer station for hazards disposal.

DO NOT place in recycling or garbage unless the bottle or can is completely empty.