Many communities in Texas either have HHW drop-off facilities or hold HHW collection events for their residents. TCEQ maintains a list of ongoing programs and individually scheduled events* posted on our HHW Program Contacts page.
*Please contact your local collection event or facility to verify operation hours, acceptance of materials, or any fees that may apply.
To protect both yourself and the workers who accept your HHW at a collection site, follow some basic guidelines and tips for storage, transportation, and care of your material:
- Keep products in their original container and make sure labels are readable. This ensures you, and the workers who accept and sort your HWW, know exactly which products you have.
- Store and transport your chemicals upright, not on their sides. Make sure that if you are taking HHW to a facility or event, that you have secured it in your vehicle, and it is not leaking. It can be dangerous if leaking containers of incompatible chemicals mix.
- NEVER mix products together. This can be dangerous, even deadly.
- Keep chemicals in a cool, dry place out of reach of children and pets.