HHW Collection and Recycling Services for City of Houston Residents
(Waste generated by a business will not be accepted)
Some jobs around the home may require the use of products containing hazardous components. Such products include certain paints, stains and varnishes, cleaners, polishes, automotive products, pesticides and herbicides.
The used or leftover contents of these consumer products are known as "household hazardous waste". More often than not, you would not want to put these wastes in the trash or down the sink. But what to do? Here are some tips to help you reduce the amount of household hazardous waste you generate and on the proper use, storage and disposal of these products.
How do I dispose of...
First, Be a Good Consumer
Before you buy ...
Before you use ...
Read the label and follow the directions for proper use.
After you use ...
If you must dispose of a product ...
City of Houston B.O.P.A. - (Batteries, Oil, latex Paint and Antifreeze)
If you are trying to dispose of latex paint, used oil, used oil filters, anti-freeze, car battery or rechargeable batteries, you can bring those items to the the City of Houston's Westpark Consumer Recycling Center, or Environmental Service Center.
Please limit your load to two 5-gallon and ten 1-gallon paint cans, 5 gallons of used oil and 5 gallons of anti-freeze.