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Household Hazardous Waste


What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)? Many household products contain ingredients that are corrosive, toxic, flammable or reactive - these products become HHW when disposed of improperly, and hazardous to your family’s health and the environment. 

Bring these products to the HHW Facility:

Around the House

Oven cleaner, drain cleaner, floor polish, metal polish, cleaning solvents, moth balls, septic tank degreasers, nail polish & remover, rechargeable batteries, printer ink cartridges and sharp containers. WE HAVE A FREE EXCHANGE PROGRAM FOR SHARP CONTAINERS!

Electronics (E-Waste)

Unwanted or broken electric devices  - anything with an electrical cord.  DO NOT CUT FREON LINES from items containing it!!!!

Garage & Workshop

Motor oil, gasoline & other fuels, car wax, antifreeze, brake fluid, power steering fluid, paint thinner, turpentine, paint strippers, mineral spirits, paint brush cleaner with TSP, wood preservative & stains, oil-based paints.

Latex paint is not accepted! Dry it out completely & dispose of in the trash! Leave lid off can so collectors know it is dry.

Lawn & Garden

Fungicide, herbicide, pesticide, fertilizer, rodent poison, pool chemicals.

Products containing Mercury (Hg)

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL’s), fluorescent bulbs, fever thermometers, thermostats, some electrical switches, elemental mercury (“quicksilver”), Mercury vapor security lights.


NEVER flush medications down the toilet or sink drain!

A pharmaceutical drop box is located at Washington City Hall, 101 N.E. Third Street.  Look for the fish!


Contact Us

304 E Oak St
Washington, IN 47501
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  • Phone: (812) 257-8162
  • Staff Directory
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (or call to schedule a drop-off time) Closed on Holidays

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