Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Program Manager: Cheryl Burton-Fentress
HHW Information Line: 281.560.6200
The Harris County Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility is located in the northwest area of Harris County at the Harris County Multiuse Facility.
Residents of Harris County who reside outside of the incorporated City of Houston limits may use the facility to properly dispose of hazardous items in their homes that they no longer want. City of Houston residents and other local non-Harris County residents can click here for information about other local collection programs.
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Items accepted at the HHW facility include, but are not limited to household cleaners, yard/automobile products, pool chemicals, paint and paint related products, batteries, tires, items containing mercury (e.g. mercury thermometers, Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs), and fluorescent tubes), aerosols, and small and BBQ size propane cylinders.
The Facility does NOT accept the following items: electronics, traditional recyclables (paper, cans, plastic), any items used for business purposes, medical and biological waste, explosives (including ammunition and firecrackers), compressed gas cylinders, radioactive waste (including smoke detectors), household appliances such as washers, dryers, freezers, air conditioners, heavy trash or household trash. You can go to www.Earth911.com to find a location where you can properly dispose of these items.
Commitment Statement: Harris County will provide residents the ability to dispose of household chemicals and other hazardous household items used in their homes in the most cost efficient, safe and environmentally compliant manner
For directions to the Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Facility click here.