Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Free and safe household hazardous waste disposal is available during collection times for Montgomery County residents only (proof of residency is required).

Please note: We cannot accept material from commercial customers or businesses.

Program hours

Winter Hours

November through February
First Tuesday of every month
1 to 7 pm.

Summer Hours

March through October
Every Tuesday of the month
1 to 7 pm.


Montgomery County Transfer and Recycling Facility
1001 Encrete Lane
Moraine, Ohio, 45439
Directions: located under the green recycling canopy.

Accepted Materials

  • Batteries (vehicle and portable)
  • Fertilizers
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Lights
  • Gas/Propane Tanks
  • Heavy Metals (silver, mercury)
  • Household Cleaners
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Paints (latex and oil-based)
  • Pesticides/Herbicides
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Thinners/Strippers
  • Varnishes/Stains
  • Vehicle Fluids

To clarify, batteries of all types are accepted. Accepted batteries include: alkaline, rechargeable (Ni-CD, Lithium, Mercury), and vehicle (Lead-Acid).

Paint, other than lead-based, is not hazardous waste. If you have small amounts of paint, leave the container open to dry and discard it in your trash. You can add kitty litter or sawdust to speed up drying time.

Any empty containers that held paint, motor oil, or blacktop sealer should be disposed of with your trash. Aerosol cans should be discharged completely and placed in either your recycling bin or trash bin. Check with your residential trash hauler about their disposal policies for specific items.

Unacceptable Materials

  • Asbestos
  • Explosives (old ammunition, flares, etc.)
  • Items over 25 pounds or 15 gallons
  • Non-Residential Waste
  • Pharmaceuticals/Medical Waste
  • Radioactive Material

Safe Hazardous Waste Transportation Guidelines

  • Keep the material in the original container. If a substance is unknown, label the container unknown.
  • Do not mix different materials in the same container.
  • Make sure each container is properly sealed, labeled, and secured for transport.
  • Keep flammables away from corrosives.
  • Place materials in the trunk of automobiles to avoid possible odors or spills in the passenger area. Do not transport the waste material in the trunk with groceries.
  • Once the waste material is loaded, come directly to the collection site.