Household Hazardous Waste

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The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center is now operated by the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District. Please contact (479) 846-3005 for more information.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  STARTING JUNE 12TH THE COST OF RECYCLING CRT TV'S AT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF WILL BE $10.00 PER UNIT. 

Households contain many products which can be hazardous to the health of humans, animals, and the environment. Unused and leftover portions of these products are called household hazardous waste (HHW). HHW is accepted free of charge at our location on Brink Drive. Huntsville, Siloam Springs, Springdale, and Centerton also have collection centers.

Only residential quantities of most hazardous items are accepted. However, we accept fluorescent light bulbs and electronic waste from businesses.

For disposal of explosives, contact the Benton County Bomb Squad at (479) 271-7040.

Where are hazardous items in your home?

Signal words to look for

Look for these words on a product label to determine if it's hazardous:

  • Caution
  • Warning
  • Danger
  • Poison

You might also find words that explain the product's hazard:

  • Flammable
  • Corrosive/Caustic
  • Toxic/Poisonous
  • Reactive

Hazardous Categories

Hundreds of different household items can be hazardous. Consider these categories and examples of products when determining if something is of concern.

  • Automotive fluids - motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline
  • Batteries - household, rechargeable, auto
  • Cleaning products - bleach, oven cleaning
  • Cooking grease and oil
  • Fluorescent lights* - tubes, compact (CFLs)
  • Lawn and garden products - pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers
  • Mercury items - thermometers, thermostats
  • Medical sharps/needles*
  • Paint - latex, oil, spray paint
  • Pressurized containers - fuel canisters, helium containers, aerosol cans
  • Swimming pool chemicals

* More information below.

Fluorescent bulb disposal fees

Bulb Type Fee
CFL and U-shaped $1.00 each
2-4 ft tube $2.00 each
6-8 ft tube $3.00 each
HIDs and neon $4.00 each

Medical Sharps/Needles Disposal

Sharps must be in a durable, sealed container.  Some household containers, such as detergent bottles, can be reused.  Look for a tight-fitting lid and heavy-duty plastic or metal containers that do not leak. When the container is full, label as "Used Sharps," tape the lid, and bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off for safe disposal.

Learn more about using containers for sharps disposal