DC Health Department Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

DC Health Dept Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

If you have paint from a recent project, old oil from your car’s maintenance, or other hazardous waste from your recent DIY experience, Douglas County Health Department can help you safely dispose of it. 

In place of a one-time annual event, the Douglas County Health Department is partnering with Waste Management to provide Douglas County residents with a low-cost service for household hazardous waste removal year-round. This direct service is available to Douglas County residents for $30. Get details by calling 1-800-449-7587 or visiting their website

Waste Management's At Your Door Special Collection® service can safely collect many types of unwanted potentially hazardous and hard-to-recycle items from your home. Scheduling a home collection is as easy as 1–2–3 see website: Click here.

 Acceptable Items:

  • Household Chemicals: Ammonia, cleaning compounds, bleach, floor stripper, drain cleaner, rust remover, carpet/upholstery cleaner, tile/shower cleaner, and more
  • Automotive Products: Antifreeze, motor oil, oil filters, fluids, polish, waxes, vehicle batteries, upholstery cleaners, and more
  • Consumer Electronics: Computers, laptops, keyboards, monitors, microwaves, DVD/CD players, CD ROM, fax machines, cell phones, VCRs, desktop printers, scanners, gaming systems, related cords, and more
  • Paint Products: Oil-based paint, latex paint, spray paint, artist paint, wood preservative, stain, caulk, sealer and more
  • Batteries: Batteries of various sizes: AA, AAA, C, D and rechargeable.
  • Garden Chemicals: Herbicide, insect spray/ insecticide, fertilizer, pesticide, and more
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and straight fluorescent tubes
  • Thermometers and thermostats: Numerous items that contain mercury
  • Flammable Items: Kerosene, gasoline, solvents and more
  • Syringes and Lancets: Sharps, syringes, needles and lancets
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals: Pool acid, stabilizer, chlorine

 Unacceptable items: Asbestos, Ammunition and explosives, Biological Waste, Medicines and prescriptions, commercial or business supplies, unknown or unlabeled materials, trash, including bulky items and furniture, incandescent light bulbs, appliances: washing machines, vacuums, tools, or refrigerators, tires, containers over 5 gallons, lamp fixtures, liquid mercury, leaking or empty containers, construction related materials, radioactive items, smoke detectors, items improperly packaged for transportation