Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are any unwanted household product labeled as flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive. Their characteristics make them very common to obtain/posses but unsafe for general landfill disposal. Common HHW items include:
Acids and bases
Paints and stains
Note that latex based paint is not considered household hazardous waste and should be thrown away when it is completely solid/dried - this does not apply to oil based paint. Visit our Paint page for more information.
Check with local auto parts stores and auto service centers about disposal options near you. For example, AutoZone, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and Advance Auto Parts all accept used motor oils/gear oils at the majority of their stores for safe disposal.
Camp stove propane tanks
Mercury and mercury thermostats/thermometers
There are no permanent collection or drop-off facilities in the Eaton County area for HHW. ECDRR accepts household hazardous waste items at our recycling events held annually in the spring and summer. To find and register for upcoming events visit our Recycling Events page.
Sometimes we can offer advice/options for disposal of specific items. For these and other inquires please contact our office.