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About the Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Helping Protect Our Environment
The Memphis and Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility accepts hazardous waste materials from residential homes only (no commercial or business waste is accepted).

Each vehicle is restricted to 100 pounds or 15 gallons of hazardous waste drop-off per month. Additionally, each household is only allowed to drop off one electronic device (such as computers, monitors, keyboards, and printers) to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, once you have visited the facility there is a 30 day waiting period before you may visit the center again.
View a list of accepted and not accepted items at the Memphis and Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. (Note: These lists are general and are subject to change.)

We are now accepting cooking oil or grease from households at our Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Leftover Latex Paint
The number-one item collected in Memphis and Shelby County during our previous one-day annual events was latex paint. Things you can to do with your leftover latex paint are:
  • Dry it up - Simply remove the lid and place in a safe, well-ventilated area. Cans one-fourth full or less will dry in a few days. For cans with greater volume, add mulch or cat litter to dry up the paint. Once it is dry, it is okay to place in a separate bag inside your garbage. Place your empty or dried paint cans in your trash for regular collection.
  • Pass it on -  Donate unopened cans of paint. Many schools and community, religious, and theater groups will accept unopened cans, especially of white paint. Even a neighbor may need some extra paint. Also, check your paint store's policy on returning unopened cans of paint.
  • Use it up - Small amounts of paint can be mixed with other colors or bulked together to be used as a primer coat or on jobs where the final finish is not critical. Avoid waste; buy only what you need.

Memphis and Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Holiday Closing Schedule 2016

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

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

Contact Us
Recycling Hotline: (901) 222-7729

Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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