How to recycle/dispose of household hazardous waste
This Household Hazardous Waste program is open to
Montgomery County residents with home-generated hazardous waste. All patrons must present a valid Driver's License and vehicle registration as identification.
When a business cleans up a residence and takes possession of Household Hazardous Waste in the process, that waste becomes its hazardous waste and it must pay to dispose of this material through the
ECOWISE program, if it meets the program's requirements.
What is household hazardous waste (HHW)?
Hazardous materials have any of these properties
What materials are accepted?
Examples of accepted materials include
acids - examples include:
aerosol cans containing hazardous products
antifreeze (5 gallon limit)
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lead acid (vehicle)
uninterruptible power supplies (personal and network)
brake fluid (5 gallon limit)
charcoal containing flammable agents -
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drywall mud containing asbestos
gasoline, gas-oil mixes, flammable liquids, unwanted fuels
fluorescent light tubes and bulbs (compact fluorescent lights - CFLs) -
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mercury-containing items, including thermostats and thermometers
nail polish -
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paint thinners and solvents
road flares -
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tile mastic containing asbestos
used motor oil, most other oils, hydraulic fluids, kerosene (5 gallon limit) -
see more detail about these fluids
If you have over 15 gallons of liquid or 75 pounds of solid wastes, please call the Division of Solid Waste Services at 240-777-6587 to arrange a drop-off.
Smoke alarms are not hazardous waste. Not sure if your material is a hazardous waste?
Tell us what material you want to dispose. We will send you disposal instructions for it.
What items are not accepted?
Materials we cannot accept at our
HHW drop-off include