Technicians trained by a licensed hazardous waste contractor review all material brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC). If the technician identifies a characteristic of the material that does not meet the definition of what can be managed through the HHWRC, the material will not be accepted.
Materials that can be managed through the HHWRC include:
- Aerosol cans
- Automotive products, such as:
- Auto grease
- Brake fluid
- Gas mixtures
- Used motor oil
- Rechargeable (NiCad, Li-Ion, Ni-MH)
- Single use
- Lithium primary
- Fire extinguishers
- Flares (road flares only)
- Household cleaners
- Lighter fluid
- Paint products (no latex paint)
- Oil based
- Solvent based
- Pool chemicals
- Propane cylinders (30 pounds or smaller)
- Smoke detectors
Materials Requiring Additional Instructions
The following materials have additional instructions that must be followed to be accepted at the HHWRC:
Pieces must be less than 3 feet long/wide, wetted, double bagged, and the bags must be sealed. Label bags with "Asbestos".
Batteries from Battery Powered Units
The battery must be removed to be accepted. For example, the HHWRC will not accept an entire power drill, but it will accept the drill battery.
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
Place into a sealed plastic bag and place in a rigid container to prevent breakage.
Tape tubes together, or place tubes into a cardboard box and secure them in your vehicle to prevent breakage.
Mercury & Items Containing Liquid Mercury (Thermometers, Thermostats)
Place into a sealed plastic bag and placed in a rigid container. Inform the technician that you have mercury in your vehicle.
Other Materials Accepted at HHWRC
ReWorks' HHWRC does provide solutions for other materials. 2 of these materials currently are cooking oil and tires.
Pouring cooking oil down your drain can result in plumbing issues in the home, sanitary sewer back-ups and cause contamination at water treatment plant. A better option is to recycle it at the HHWRC.
We will accept Cooking Oil as follows:
- Residential cooking oil only
- Must be stored in clearly marked plastic or steel containers no larger than 5 gallons
- No more than 15 gallons per vehicle will be accepted
For more information on recycling tires, visit our Scrap Tires page.