Hazardous Waste Disposal

If you have unwanted hazardous products that you are not able to give away, here are ways to dispose of them.

  • Dried paint containers may be disposed of in your trash!
  • Latex, or water-based paint, is non-hazardous and may be disposed of in your trash if it is dried or solidified.
  • Used oil and oil filters can often be recycled at local auto parts stores. Take to Autozone, Go here, or call 1-800-CLEAN UP to find a used oil collection center near you.
  • Alkaline batteries (in pagers, toys, flashlights, etc.) are not considered hazardous and can be disposed of in your trash!
  • Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cad) batteries are accepted at local electronics and office supply stores (Radio Shack, Office Depot, Staples). Log on to http://www.rbrc.org/index.html to find a rechargeable battery collection center near you.
  • Car batteries and other lead-acid batteries are accepted at Firestone Auto Repair, Advance Auto, Autozone, and many metal scrapyards. These scrapyards may even pay you a nominal amount for car batteries!


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