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Tips

There's a right way and a wrong way to handle every type of hazardous waste. If you’re not 100% sure, check here.

Tips for transporting hazardous materials to the drop-off event

  • NEVER mix hazardous materials together. This could result in dangerous chemical reactions
  • Keep all products in their original containers, DO NOT remove labels
  • Tightly seal all lids and caps
  • Place any container which cannot be tightly closed in a sealed plastic bag
  • Wrap all breakable containers in a newspaper
  • Place all materials in a sturdy box to keep them from shifting during transport
  • Place the box containing HHW securely in your vehicle to prevent it from moving as you drive to the drop-off center

Do not transport explosive materials

  • Explosives and ordnance materials are not accepted at the City's HHW collection events
  • Residents can contact their Police District to make arrangements to disposal