It is important to understand that HHW disposal is a risk to human health and the environment. While some products, such as chlorine, may be sufficiently diluted and poured down the drain, this is not the case with other types of HHW. In some cases, empty containers can be disposed of through your local waste provider; however, pesticide and herbicide containers have specific recycling requirements.
Each local government or affiliated regional entity in Texas may have opportunities for HHW disposal. To view a list of HHW collection events by county, visit TCEQ’s HHW webpage. You can also check with your local solid waste department.
If your county or region does not offer HHW collection services, we encourage you to get involved by reaching out to your local community, university, or school district.
When it comes to HHW, remember that it is important to carefully read and follow all product labels, maintain product contents in their original containers, practice source reduction, and be aware of HHW disposal options in your area. Even minor efforts to reduce HHW can have a major impact on the environment.