Hazardous Waste

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactivRecycle Power - What Goes Around Comes Arounde ingredients are considered to be Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Products that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them, such as:

  • Batteries
  • Cleaners
  • Oils
  • Paints
  • Pesticides

Improper Disposal of HHW

Improper disposal of HHW can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health. Many communities in the United States offer a variety of options for conveniently and safely managing HHW. For more information on which wastes at home are hazardous refer to the list of common household products with potentially hazardous ingredients on this page.

Paint

Paint is now recyclable at two locations:

  • Harrison's Hardware in Winston
  • Sherwin Williams in Roseburg

Accepted Items

Accepted items are household paint, varnish, and stain. They must be in the original container, sealed, and liquid. No thinners, aerosols, adhesives, or other liquid waste may be included. For more information visit the PaintCare website.

Reuse

Reusing the materials is always best! Try to find someone else who can use it the way it was designed. Remember! Liquids are not allowed in the landfill by State Law.

Household Batteries

Visit the Call 2 Recycle website.

Compact Fluorescent Lights

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL) can now be taken to Home Depot for free recycling. Simply take your intact bulbs to the return desk! HHW must be taken to Eugene to the HHW Disposal Center operated by Lane County Public Works. For more information, you may visit Lane County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center or call 541-682-3111 Occasionally as State funds are made available, there may be HHW Collection Events held within the County (PDF).

List of Common Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Products

The following list shows common household items containing potentially hazardous ingredients that might be found in your garage, basement, or other storage space in your home:

Cleaning Products

  • Bleach (laundry)Paint Cans
  • Drain cleaners
  • Oven cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Toilet cleaners
  • Tub, tile, shower cleaners
  • Wood and metal cleaners and polishes

Lawn & Garden Products

  • Fungicides/wood preservatives
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides

Automotive ProductsSpray Bottles and Paint

  • Air conditioning refrigerants
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive batteries
  • Carburetor and fuel injection cleaners
  • Fuel additives
  • Motor oil
  • Starter fluids
  • Transmission and brake fluid

Indoor Pesticides

  • Ant sprays and baits
  • Bug sprays
  • Cockroach sprays and baits
  • Flea repellents and shampoos
  • Houseplant insecticides
  • Moth repellents
  • Mouse and rat poisons and baits

Workshop/Painting Supplies

  • Adhesives and glues
  • Fixatives and other solvents
  • Furniture strippers
  • Oil or enamel based paint
  • Paint strippers and removers
  • Paint thinners and turpentine
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Stains and finishes

Other Flammable Products

  • Diesel fuel
  • Gas/oil mix
  • Home heating oil
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter fluid
  • Propane tanks and other compressed gas cylinders

Miscellaneous

Asbestos & Petroleum Contaminated Soil (PCS)

You can only dispose of this by permit only. Call 541-440-4487 to arrange for a permit for the disposal.