Household Hazardous Waste


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.