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Household Hazardous Waste
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
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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

Directions: Walnut Grove, turn on Farm
Road and follow until it dead ends at
Mullins Station. Turn left on Mullins
Station, next Stop sign turn left (Nixon).
Nixon dead ends at Haley and you will see
our entrance. 6305 Haley Rd.Memphis, TN 38134

                             (Hyperlink to Map)

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 Schedule 2016

Saturday, March 26th
Saturday, Nov. 26th
Saturday, Dec. 24th
Saturday, Dec. 31st

For more information,
contact
Lisa Williams at or call (901) 222-7770.



 

                           







 

 



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