Materials Accepted and NOT Accepted at the HHW Center

The HHW Center provides an environmentally safe option for Hamilton County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste products.

*Safety is our number one priority at the HHW Center.  Bring sorted materials in a box or container.  Materials that are in trash bags, spilling, leaking or a safety hazard will NOT be accepted.*

Materials Accepted at the HHW Center

The following items will be accepted at the HHW Center (scroll down to see materials NOT Accepted)
  • Electronics - Residential computers, monitors, printers, televisions (CRTs & Flat Screen), Microwaves, DVD Players, electrical cords, tablets and/or Cell Phones
  • Freon Containing Appliances - Refrigerators/Freezers (MUST be clean inside and out), Dehumidifiers, and/or Window Air Conditioners
  • Household Cleaners - Bathroom cleaners, kitchen cleaners, or drain cleaners
  • Automotive Wastes - Used oil, used antifreeze, fuel, cleaners, car batteries
  • Car/Truck Tires (***Limit 5 per week***) and MUST be clean and free of water
  • Rechargeable Batteries - Lithium (Li), Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel Metal Hydride (NMH), and Lead Acid (NO Alkaline)
  • Sharps - EMPTY syringes, needles, or lancets *Must be in approved sharps container*
  • Fluorescent Lamps - Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), Tubes, Halogen Lamps, HID Mercury Vapor, and/or Neon/Ultra Violet Lights
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Pesticides/Herbicides - Garden/Lawn products, fertilizers, fungicides and other pesticides
  • Fuels - Kerosene, Lamp Oil, Gasoline, Diesel, and/or Lighter Fluid
  • Paint Related Products - Latex paint, oil based paints, stains, varnishes, mineral spirits, and/or paint thinners
  • Aerosols - Household spray paints, paint strippers, carburetor cleaners, bug spray, and/or water repellents
  • Adhesives - Household caulks/glues
  • Beauty Aids that contain alcohol or are in aerosol cans (i.e. hair spray, nail polish remover, perfumes, or cologne
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals - Chlorine, Bromine, Shock, pH Reducer and/or pH Increaser
  • Photo Chemicals - Developer, fixer and/or stop bath
  • Mercury Containing Equipment - Thermostats or thermometers
  • Propane Cylinders and Helium Cylinders - NO OXYGEN or OTHER GASES
  • Cooking Oil/Grease
  • Crack Filler, Driveway Sealer or Roof Coating
  • Inkjet Printer Cartridges or copier toner

Materials NOT Accepted at the HHW Center

We do NOT accept trash/garbage anywhere on the property.  This is a recycling facility only. Items that are not recyclable can go to a transfer station OR call your curbside trash provider for a large item pickup.  The following items will be refused at the HHW Center:
  • Any Household Hazardous Waste over 20 Gallons or 100 pounds per household
  • Materials from a Business (i.e. Farmers, Landlords, Contractors, Commercial, Retail, etc.)
  • Materials from Residents from outside of Hamilton County
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Fireworks
  • Ammunition
  • Garbage/Trash
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Medications (take to drop box at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
  • Non-Propane Cylinders
  • Asbestos
  • Commercial/Industrial Products
  • Mattresses, Box Springs or any type of Furniture
  • Toliets
  • Scrap Metal
  • Gas Powered Lawn Equipment
  • Gas Grill
  • Stoves
  • Washers or Dryers
  • Carpet or any type of floorings
  • Materials Delivered in Commercial Vehicles
  • Building Materials (i.e. shingles, siding, boards, brick, concrete, etc.)
  • Leaking Items or Unsorted Materials placed in trash bags
  • Lumber or Wood (treated or untreated)
  • Grass clippings or yard waste
  • Cabinets or counter tops
  • Water softeners or water heaters
  • Plastic bags or sheets of Plastic
  • Large Plastic Items like swimming pools, play houses, hose wheels, etc.

For your convenience, a printable list with examples of both acceptable and unacceptable items can be viewed by: CLICKING HERE 

For more information go to our "Frequently Asked Questions" Page.