Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste such as oil based paints, motor oil, pesticides and lead-acid batteries present a real disposal challenge. While these wastes constitute only a small percentage of the residential waste stream, the potential damage from improper disposal is significant.

Future Household Hazardous Waste RFP Opportunities

Use our sign-up form to become notified of future Household Hazardous Waste RFP opportunities by email.

H-GAC's Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Transportation and Disposal Contract

H-GAC has contracted with Clean Earth (formerly known as Stericycle) for the collection, transportation and disposal of Household Hazardous Waste within the 13-county H-GAC region.  The contract will cover both permanent Household Hazardous Waste facilities and one-day collection events within the thirteen counties.

Clean Earth Contract Extension

Clean Earth Pricing Effective January 1, 2022

For more information regarding the contract, please e-mail:
[email protected]

To speak with Clean Earth directly, contact:
Jack Ranney
[email protected]

Collection Events

Visit Earth 911 for Household Hazardous Waste events in your area.
There are several possible methods for Household Hazardous Waste collection: one day collection events, permanent collection sites, mobile collection units or curbside collection.

It is important that volunteers working collection events have the proper training:
Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Volunteer Training

Financial Assistance for Collection Events

Household Hazardous Waste collection programs may be sponsored either by local government, public interest groups or private firms. Financial support may be obtained from a variety of sources that can include: local or regional chemical manufacturers, corporations, civic groups or grants. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) sponsors a Municipal Solid Waste Program through H-GAC, in which Household Hazardous Waste program and projects are eligible for funding. For more information, please contact: [email protected]

Want to Know More?

Visit our Publications page for more information about Household Hazardous Waste and Household Hazardous Waste collection events.

Read the latest Household Hazardous Waste brochure full of information about Household Hazardous Waste diposal and reduction tips:
Get the Power Over Household Chemicals

Como Manejar Apropiadamente los Desperdicios Toxicos del Hogar:
Tome El Control Sobre Los Quimicos Del Hogar