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Proper Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

Common household hazardous waste includes: aerosol sprays, ammonia, auto fluids, batteries, computers, detergent, drain cleaners, glues, household cleaners, lighter fluid, paints, pesticides, pool chemicals, spot removers, varnish, wood sealers, and most other chemicals used in the home.

What should you do with these products?

  • Keep products in their original containers with original labels
  • Store in a cool, dry place
  • Keep products out of reach from children and pets
  • Secure lids tightly
  • Always use products as directed on the label


Never pour these products on the ground, driveway, street, or in a storm drain. Improper disposal sends the waste down the street into a storm drain, which leads to our local waterways. Not only is this illegal, but it is harmful to the environment. To report any illegal discharges to the storm drain, call the Stormwater Hotline at 972-205-2180.

When it is time to clean out your home, all hazardous products should be taken to the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center, a free service to the public.

Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center

11234 Plano Road

Dallas, TX 75243




Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.