Household Hazardous Waste Collection Date

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

April 29, 2017

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Daniel Boone High School
 1440 Suncrest Drive, Gray
 
Household Hazardous Waste ‑ is defined as corrosive, flammable, toxic, or reactive materials used in your home, car or truck, or garden and lawn that is unwanted/unusable.
 
Now's your chance... It’s FREE!
Things to bring:

 
Household Cleaners
Drain Openers
Oven Cleaners
Wood Cleaners & Polishes
Metal Cleaners & Polishes Toilet Bowl Cleaners
Disinfectants
 
Home Maintenance
Chemicals
Paint Thinner
Wood Preservatives
Paint Strippers & Removers Adhesives
  Miscellaneous
Fingernail Polish Remover
Pool Chemicals
Photo Processing Chemicals
Medicines & Drugs
Reactive Materials
Aerosols (Spray Cans)
Compressed Gas
Mercury Thermostats         Mercury Thermometers 
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Needles/Sharps (in container)
Lead
  Lawn & Garden
Chemicals
Herbicides
Pesticides
Fungicides
Fertilizers
 
Automotive Products
Fuel Additives
Grease & Rust Solvents
Air Conditioning Refrigerants
Starter Fluids
Body Putty
Coolants
Carburetor/ Fuel Injector Cleaners
 
 
You can dispose of all those left over household chemicals, lawn and garden products and automotive materials that you've never known what to do with.

NO Medical or Infectious Waste (besides needles and sharps in puncture-proof containers), Explosives, Ammunition, Radioactive waste including smoke detectors, or any empty containers. Waste from NON-household sources such as Businesses, Schools, Farms, Churches, Etc. will be accepted BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call 615-643-3170 to request a price quote and schedule an appointment.
  
Batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze and electronics are accepted daily at all Washington County Convenience Centers.
 
If you have questions or need additional information, please call 423-753-1652.
This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

If you live outsite the Washington County area see the link below for a schedule of Household Hazardous Waste Events for 2017.

Here is a link to the online schedule. http://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/environment/attachments/sw-mm-hhw-collectionschedule-2017.pdf  

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
 

Some Household Hazardous Wastes are now accepted at the county convenience centers year round.
  • Oil Based Paint
  • Varnishes
  • Stains
  • Yard and Garden Fertilizers and Pesticides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Used Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto Batteries
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Mercury Thermostats
NO explosives or flammable materials can be accepted, such as gasoline, paint or lacquer thinners at the convenience centers.

Latex water based paint can be dried up and then safely disposed of in the regular household trash.  Remove the paint can lit and let paint set and dry up solid.  To dry quicker you can add kitty litter, oil dry absorbent or saw dust and stir till thick and let the paint dry.

Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries are now safe to dispose of in the trash.

Tennessee Department of Conservation & Environment will sponsor a free collection day in the spring for all other HHW that cannot be accepted year round.

If you have any questions, please contact the Washington County Solid Waste office at (423) 753-1652.