Free and safe household hazardous waste disposal is available during weekly collection times for Montgomery County residents only (proof of residency is required). Please note: We cannot accept material from commercial customers or businesses.
Collection Location and Times*
|Batteries (vehicle & portable)||Fertilizers|
|Fire extinguishers||Fluorescent lights|
|Gas/propane tanks||Heavy metals (silver, mercury)|
|Household cleaners||Mineral spirits|
|Paints (latex & oil-based)||Pesticides/herbicides|
|Photographic chemicals||Pool chemicals|
Paint, other than lead based, is not hazardous waste. If you have small amounts of paint, leave the container open to dry and discard in your trash. You can add kitty litter or sawdust to speed 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.
|Asbestos||Explosives (old ammunition, flares, etc.)|
|Non-residential waste||Items over 25 lbs. or 15 gallons|
|Radioactive material||Pharmaceuticals / Medical Waste|
Safe Hazardous Waste Transportation Guidelines
Keep 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.