Need to dispose of household cleaners, pesticides, batteries, bulbs, pesticides, aerosols, or automotive chemicals? DC Recycling has introduced an online portal to assist you in insuring that your Household Hazardous Waste Material (HHW) is packaged, picked up and disposed of properly and safely. This service is thru LRS Household Hazardous Waste and is collected quarterly on the first Tuesday of the Month. Those dates for 2019 are January 8, April 9, July 9, and October 7.
THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE THE MOST COMMONLY COLLECTED HHW MATERIALS:
Oil, Lead, Urethane, Chromium Based Paints, Urethane, Shellac, Water or Driveway Sealer, Oil Based Stain, Varnish
Poison, lawn chemicals, weed killer
Spray-paint, Hairspray, WD-40, Air Fresheners, Spray Adhesives, Oven Cleaner, Insecticide Bug Spray
Antifreeze, Brake or Transmission Fluid, Gasoline, Diesel, Motor Oil
Bleach, Ammonia, Muriatic Acids, Pool Cleaners, Drain Cleaners, Solvents, Paint Stripper or Thinner
Fluorescent bulbs, CFL, NiCad, Lithium, Lead Acid, – Automotive, Marine and Sump Pump Batteries
Reactive Materials Requiring Stabilization
DEA Regulated Substances
- Place batteries and small bulbs in clear plastic bags, separated by type. Do not mix batteries or bulb types. Fluorescent bulbs, 4’ or longer can be placed out using one of the following methods:
- Original packaging
- Long cardboard box
- Bubble wrap and taped in the center
- Two garbage bags, taped in the center- covering both ends of the bulb
- Check to ensure caps are tightly sealed on all containers or bottles. Unsealed liquids will not be accepted.
- Place your items in an open container or cardboard box lined with a garbage bag, preferably clear if possible.
- There is a 70 pound weight limit per home/collection.
- Place box near your front door or porch area, or the top of your driveway near the garage door.
- Please be specific and leave notes if you have special instructions for collection area (ie., upstairs apartment, side door –south side).
- Items must be staged outside no later than 6AM on the scheduled day of collection.
- Do not leave HHW box at the curb.
- Fluorescent bulbs prepared for collection as described in #1, should be placed laying down and staged away from walking path or vehicle traffic