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Household Hazardous Waste
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Contact
Household Hazardous
Waste Collection Facility

6305 Haley Rd.
Memphis, TN  38134

Recycle Hotline
Ph: (901) 222-7729

Hours
Tuesday & Saturday
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
(excluding holidays)
Contact
Household Hazardous
Waste Collection Facility

6305 Haley Rd.
Memphis, TN  38134

Recycle Hotline
Ph: (901) 222-7729


Hours
Tuesday & Saturday
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
(Excluding Holidays)

Some jobs around the home require the use of products containing hazardous components. Such products may include certain paints, cleaners, stains and varnishes, car batteries, motor oil, and pesticides. The leftover contents of such consumer products are known as household hazardous wastes.

The Dangers of Improper Disposal
Household hazardous wastes are sometimes disposed of improperly by individuals pouring wastes down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods may not be immediately obvious, but certain types of household hazardous waste have the potential to:
  • Cause physical injury to sanitation workers
  • Contaminate septic tanks or wastewater treatment systems if poured down drains or toilets
  • Present hazards to children and pets if left around the house

Move to Reduce & Recycle
One way to reduce the potential concerns associated with household hazardous waste is to reduce the amount and/or toxicity of products purchased and to use only the amount you need.  Leftover materials can be shared with neighbors, donated to a business charity or government agency, or given to a household hazardous waste program. Excess pesticide might be offered to a greenhouse or garden center, for example, or surplus paint given to a theater group.

Recycling is an economical and environmentally sound way to handle some types of household hazardous waste, such as used automobile batteries and oil. Auto parts stores and service stations frequently accept used automobile batteries, and 80 percent of these batteries are currently recycled. In addition, hundreds of local governments working with civic organizations and private firms have implemented successful used-oil recycling programs.

Note: The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is open to Shelby County residents only.

Additional Resources
 

Holiday Hours:   The Memphis and Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed Saturday, July 5, 2014 for the July 4th Holiday Weekend. 

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be open on Tuesday and Thursday, during the week of July 1st from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm.

 

                           







 

 



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