HHW Drop-Off Center

2023 HHW Center and General Recycling Area Holiday Schedule and Closures
  1. PLEASE, Register Your Visit in Advance

    Advanced registration is encouraged to drop-off household wastes such as chemicals, paint, electronics (including *Televisions), Freon containing materials (refrigerators/freezers), tires, etc...  Pre-registration provides an efficient way for the HHW Center to collect data relative to the program’s services and support program justification.  Residents will not be refused for failing to register, but may be asked to complete a registration in person.   

    *In accordance with Ordinance No. 1-25-21-A:   A $20 per Television fee will be in effect beginning February 2, 2021. Exact Cash or Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard/Discover) will be accepted. Ordinance No. 03-22-21-A: All credit card transactions will have a small convenience fee beginning March 22, 2021.  

    Our facility is for Hamilton County residents disposing of their personal household waste only. Limit 200 pounds per residence per month. For more information on what we do and do not accept please visit the "Materials Accepted" part of our website or call 317-776-4005 and press 1 to speak to a technician. 

    You do NOT need to register for paper shred day events or for the general recycling compactors in the south part of our compound.  

    Register Your Visit for HHW Drop-Off Center

Households are exempt from hazardous waste generator regulations.  The HHW Drop-Off Center provides a voluntary environmentally safe option for Hamilton County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste products for free.

Click here to see a list of materials we do and do not accept at our facility or visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

HHW Drop-Off Center Requirements
  • Please register your visit in advance.  
  • Limit 200 pounds of waste per residence per month. 
  • We have a right to refuse any materials we feel are unsafe or not following program rules.  
  • Only Hamilton County residents can use our services.  Materials from businesses, non-profits, contractors, etc. or out of county residents will NOT be accepted. 
  • Proof of residency is required such as a valid drivers license, tax id form or current utility bill with a form of ID. 
  • Please remain in your vehicle until you are in the unloading zone and technician is able to give you directions on off loading your materials. 

Safe Handling

Proper handling is very important. Materials pose many safety hazards if not packed for transportation properly. Below are a few tips to take in consideration before bringing your materials into the HHW center. Please see our Materials Accepted page for a break down of items that may be dropped off.
  • Place items containing liquid into plastic totes to avoid a mess in your vehicle.
  • Avoid packing items in trash bags or grocery bags, as they can spill easily if not upright.
  • Do not mix fragile items, such as light bulbs, with other materials.
  • Do not pour materials together, as a violent reaction can occur.
  • Make sure your material is in the original container and properly labeled.
  • Materials that are not packed safely may not be accepted at the HHW Center.
  • As always, follow manufacturers recommendations for safe handling and use.

If you have questions regarding the packaging of materials, you may contact the HHW Center during regular business hours.


  • Items not placed in the corresponding containers will be considered illegally dumped. The area is under surveillance. 
  •  Violation of illegal dumping ORDINANCE SEC. 13-21-4-1, upon conviction, shall be fined an amount not to exceed $2,500.00.