Public Infrastructure Department, Harris County, Texas


Which HHW Items Do We Accept?

Some jobs around the home may require the use of products containing hazardous components that are flammable, corrosive, toxic, or reactive. Some of these products are identified by such words as "warning, " "danger," "toxic," "corrosive," "irritant," "flammable" or "caution" on their labels.

When HHW is disposed of in our trash cans, it can contaminate landfills, and subsequently, our groundwater. When dumped onto the ground or poured into the storm sewer, HHW can contaminate surface water. In either case, water contamination results in higher water treatment costs and has a detrimental effect on the ecosystem.

You can make a difference by bringing these items to the HHW Facility so they can be properly disposed for a cleaner and safer environment. Click here for tips on how to safely transport your HHW items to our facility.

Please place your empty containers (except for aerosol cans) in your regular trash or recycling bin.

Items accepted include, but are not limited to:
Household cleaners Batteries (small to car battery size)
Yard products (fertilizers, pesticides, Tires (up to 4 per visit)
insecticides, etc) Items containing mercury
Automobile products (Gas, motor oil, CFL and fluorescent tubes
antifreeze, etc) Aerosols (except for Freon and mace)
Pool chemicals Fire extinguishers
Paint and paint related products Small and BBQ sized propane cylinders
Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG) For additional information Click Here

The Facility does NOT accept the following items:
Electronics (computers, TVs, etc): Medical, biological, or radioactive waste
Traditional recyclables (paper, cans, Explosives (including ammunition and
plastic, glass, etc) firecrackers)
Smoke detectors Compressed gas cylinders (including
Business waste Freon, helium, and oxygen cylinders)
Household appliances Heavy trash or household trash

You can go to to find a location where you can properly dispose of the items we do not accept.


If you have any questions regarding acceptable or non-acceptable items or need additional information about our facility please call 281.560.6230.


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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.