Public Infrastructure Department, Harris County, Texas

Facility Information

6900 Hahl Road (290 and N Gessner) Houston, TX 77040
Phone: 281.560.6200
Para informacion in espanol llame: 281.560.6232

For directions to the Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Facility click here.

The Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility opened March 10, 2010 and provides free services to approximately 1.3 million residents of unincorporated Harris County. Our services allow residents a convenient, safe, and environmentally compliant way to dispose of the chemicals and some other non-hazardous recyclable items used in their home. The facility is also used as a point of operations for disaster management in the event of a hurricane, flood, tornado, or other type disaster.


We do not have a home pick-up service. You must bring your items to the facility and we offload them for you. For your safety we request that you put your vehicle in park, turn off the ignition, and remain in your vehicle. Trained staff will pack the items according to all Federal, state, and local regulations and send them for proper disposal using best environmental management practices. Approximately 75% of all items collected are sent for recycling or energy recovery. The remaining percentage is disposed using treatment techniques that ensure the hazardous components are completely destroyed.

As of January 1, 2014, the facility has served over 10,000 Harris County households and collected almost 1 million pounds of HHW and other non-hazardous recyclable items.


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Hours Open to Public:

Every Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Every 4th Saturday of the month: Click on the Collection Calendar here for location and time

Closure Dates in 2015:

The facility will be closed on Wednesdays November 25th, December 23rd, and December 30th and Saturdays November 28th and December 26th

When you arrive at the facility please drive slowly between the orange cones to the building on your left. Put your vehicle in park, turn off the ignition, and remain in your vehicle while being offloaded.