Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Household Hazardous Waste is collected at both of our Collection Facilities click here for days on which HHW is accepted.

We accept materials such as used oil, oil-based paints, fluorescent lights, solvents, gasoline, pesticides, herbicides, and various other cleaners and products used in residential homes. These items should not be put in with your regular trash. Your trash goes to a landfill, where it is buried in the ground. These chemicals can leach into the soil, potentially polluting the groundwater and air.

All HHW materials are collected, sorted, packaged and transported offsite for proper treatment, recycling or disposal.

The lists below are some of the most common items we see at our collection facility.

We accept personal waste only businesses must contract with an environmental contractor. Contact us for a list of vendors.

Accepted Items

Cleaning Products

  • Aerosol Cleaners 
  • Ammonia-Based Cleaners
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Floor Care Products
  • Furniture Polish
  • Household Cleaners – Caustic
  • Metal Polish with Solvent
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Tub, Tile and Toilet Cleaners
  • Window Cleaner

Cylinders **

  • Propane Tanks
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Helium Tanks
  • Camp Cylinders

Flammable Products

  • Acids
  • Gasoline And Diesel Fuel
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Propane Cylinders

Indoor Pesticides

  • Bug Spray
  • Moth Balls
  • Pesticide/Insecticide
  • Rat Poison

Lawn & Garden Products

  • Bug Spray
  • Fertilizer
  • Fungicide
  • Herbicides
  • Pesticide/Insecticide
  • Weed Killer

Automotive Products

  • Batteries**
  • Antifreeze
  • Brakes And Transmission Fluid
  • Gasoline And Diesel Fuel
  • Lead Acid/Car Batteries
  • Metal Polish with Solvent
  • Rust Remover
  • Used/New Motor Oil & Filters
  • Windshield Washer Solution

Workshop & Painting Supplies

  • Adhesives – Oil Based
  • Caulks – Oil Based
  • Driveway Sealer
  • Fiberglass Epoxy
  • Paint – Oil Based*

               * To dispose of water-based/latex paint click here

  • Paint Products in Aerosol Cans
  • Paint Thinner
  • Products in Aerosol Cans
  • Rust Remover
  • Turpentine Paint Stripper
  • Varnish


  • Alkaline/Single-use Batteries (AA/AAA etc.)**
  • Rechargeable Batteries**
  • Lithium batteries**
  • Watch/hearing aid batteries**
  • Rechargeable tool batteries**
  • Lead acid/Car batteries**
  • Computer/laptop/cell phone batteries**
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs**
  • Cooking Oil
  • Fluorescent Lights**
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Items Containing Mercury
  • Nail Polish and Nail Polish Remover
  • Solvents

**HHW items that we can accept at the Trumbull Collection Facility during winter months

Unaccepted Items

For more information on proper disposal, visit our Special Disposal page


Any materials from household construction or repair, such as toilets, wood pieces, drywall, etc. are not accepted at the recycling drop-off sites or our Collection Facilities.

If they are reusable, kitchen cabinets, appliances, doors and other materials can be donated to a reuse agency. Please contact your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for donation options and pick-up.

If they are not reusable, they must be placed out with your regular trash or taken to a local transfer station or landfill for disposal.

Most trash companies will accept used mattresses at the curb. Some may charge an extra fee or require the mattress be wrapped in plastic to avoid the spread of bed bugs. Check with your curbside trash hauler for more information. You can also haul the mattress yourself to a local transfer station or landfill and pay to dispose of the mattress.  

For bulky items (such as usable furniture) please contact your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for donation options and pick-up. 

If they are not reusable, they must be placed out with your regular trash or taken to a local transfer station or landfill for disposal.

Take any unused, misfired or spent fireworks and soak them completely in a bucket of water. Soaking them overnight should do the trick.

Once fireworks are wet throughout, drain access water and place them into a resealable plastic bag to help maintain moisture. You don’t want to them to dry out again.

Fireworks are not considered household hazardous waste and can be placed in your garbage container for removal. Fireworks should not be placed in recycling or yard waste containers.

If you find yourself with unused fireworks, be sure to store them in a dry, cool place, away from electrical appliances. You can also check with your local fire station to see if they have a collection available for unused fireworks.

Contact a local acetylene tank seller, such as Airgas. Most will accept empty cylinders for recycling. 

Contact the medical supply company where you purchased the oxygen tank and see if they have a return/recycling program. 

Our Facilities


Trumbull County Collection Facility
5138 Enterprise Blvd. NW
Warren, Ohio 44481

Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesdays – Electronics, Appliances, and Foam ONLY

***Closed on government holidays.*

Geauga County Collection Facility
12685 Merritt Rd.
Chardon, OH 44024

Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fridays – Electronics, Appliances, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), and Foam

***Closed on government holidays.***

We collect electronics, appliances and foam all year round.