Materials Accepted at the HHW Drop off Center

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  1. PLEASE, Register Your Visit in Advance

    To drop-off household wastes such as chemicals, paint, TVs, electronics, Freon containing materials, tires, etc., please register your visit in advance.  This enables us to still collect township data, predict drop-off volumes, and staff our facility accordingly.   If you are are only bringing sharps in an approved sharps container, you do not need a registration.   For more information on what we do and do not accept please visit the "Materials Accepted" part of our website under the HHW Drop-Off Center tab. 

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

Here is a printable list with examples of both acceptable and unacceptable items, or refer to the lists below.  For more information go to our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

​Safe Handling

Safety is our number one priority at the HHW Center.
Refer to our Safe Handling instructions to ensure you package materials properly. Remember to 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

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 - limit five per year), Microwaves, DVD Players, electrical cords, tablets and/or Cell Phones, Small Kitchen Appliances, as well as other General Household Appliances. 
  • 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, Fuels (Gasoline or Diesel), Cleaners, Car Batteries
  • Car/Truck Tires (***Limit 5 per week***) and MUST be clean and free of water.  NO TIRES MOUNTED ON RIMS. LOOSE TIRES ONLY. 
  • 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* Injection pins do not have to be in a sharps container as long as the needle is not exposed, the cap is back on, and they do not have a battery.  
  • Fluorescent Lamps - Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), Tubes, Halogen Lamps, HID Mercury Vapor, and/or Neon/Ultra Violet Lights, and LED Lights.
  • Fire Extinguishers - AB or ABC
  • 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 from hobby photography. 
  • 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
  • Smoke Detectors 

Materials NOT Accepted

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 25 Gallons or 200 Pounds per Household.  
  • Materials from a Business (i.e. Schools, Farmers, Landlords, Contractors, Commercial, Retail, etc.)
  • Materials from Residents from outside of Hamilton County
  • Leaking Items or Unsorted Materials placed in trash bags.  Materials need to be safe for us to handle. 
  • Unknown Waste - We will not accept unknown materials. 
  • Materials delivered in a commercial vehicle will not be accepted. 
  • Empty containers are not accepted (i.e. empty paint cans). 
  • Non-hazardous solids (i.e. salt, grout, cement) are safe to trash at home.
  • Alkaline Batteries are not accepted.  These do not contain regulated heavy metals or enough metal to be recyclable. Please trash at home. 
  • Fireworks - wet and trash at home.
  • Ammunition - check with local police. 
  • Garbage/Trash - We do not accept trash anywhere at our facility. 
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Medications - take to drop box at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
  • Non-Propane or Helium Cylinders
  • Tires with Rims. 
  • Asbestos
  • Commercial/Industrial Products - Work with a Hazardous Waste Vendor
  • Mattresses, Box Springs or any type of Furniture - Call curbside trash provider for large item pickup or take to transfer station.
  • Toilets - Call curbside trash provider for large item pickup or take to transfer station.
  • Scrap Metal - Take to Ace Scrap Metal (1715 E. 226th St., Cicero). 
  • Gas Powered Lawn Equipment - Take to Ace Scrap Metal (1715 E. 226th St., Cicero)
  • Gas Grill - Take to Ace Scrap Metal (1715 E. 226th St., Cicero)
  • Dishwashers or Stoves - Take to Ace Scrap Metal (1715 E. 226th St., Cicero)
  • Washers or Dryers - Take to Ace Scrap Metal (1715 E. 226th St., Cicero)
  • Carpet or any type of floorings - Call curbside trash provider for large item pickup or take to Kruze Carpet Recycling or take to transfer station.
  • Building Materials (i.e. shingles, siding, boards, brick, concrete, flooring, drywall, etc.) take to a transfer station.
  • Lumber or Wood (treated or untreated) - untreated wood call go to GreenCycle
  • Grass clippings or yard waste - Take to GreenCycle
  • Cabinets or counter tops - if still usable take to Habitat Restore or take to transfer station. 
  • Water softeners or water heaters - Take to transfer station or scrap metal recycle facility.
  • Plastic bags or sheets of Plastic - Take clean plastic bags and wrap back to grocery stores. 
  • Large Plastic Items like swimming pools, play houses, garden hoses, shoe racks, etc. - These are NOT recyclable.