Proper Disposal of Hazardous Waste between Events
In between HHW events, residents can go to www.earth911.com, to find a place to recycle items. On the site, type in the item to be recycled and the zip code to find a recycle center near you.
Alkaline and carbon-zinc batteries are non-hazardous. Typically batteries in sizes A, AA, AAA, C and D, should be bagged and tied and placed in your garbage container.
Rechargeable batteries that are nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH), lithium ion (Li-ion), or small, sealed lead batteries, weighing less than two pounds can be recycled at an HHW event or a battery vendor. Do not place batteries in your recycling container.
Allow small amounts of latex paint to dry and harden. Place open can of dried paint in the garbage container. Place lid in container separately. Large amounts of latex paint can be solidified with an agent found in the hardware store or mix in equal amounts of kitty litter. Once the paint is solid you can place it in the garbage container.
Motor Oil and Car Batteries
Motor oil and car batteries may be taken to some local auto parts stores for free. Call the auto parts store first to confirm.
City disposal facilities accept car batteries, up to five (5) gallons of motor oil per residence, household appliances, and up to five (5) tires (no oversized tires) per residence per year. Bring your current Phoenix Municipal Services bill and matching I.D.
Use or burn up propane in small (1 lb) canisters. Take cylinders or tanks to a propane dealer or scrap metal recycler for recycling or save them for the HHW collection events.
We do not collect sharps/syringes at our HHW events.