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Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste containers

Metro residents can bring all kinds of household hazardous waste including Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) to either of Nashville's Household Hazardous facilities.

Hours and Contact Information

Ezell Pike Convenience Center
3254 Ezell Pike (Located on Ezell Pike behind the South Police Precinct)
For GPS purposes use: 5113 Harding Place
Nashville, TN 37211

East Center
943A Doctor Richard G. Adams Drive
Nashville, TN 37207

Household hazardous waste (HHW) refers to products containing potentially harmful or toxic chemicals, often used for cleaning and maintenance of our homes.

Residents can bring up to 15 gallons or 100 pounds of household waste each month. There is no fee to drop-off household hazardous waste at the East Convenience center or the Ezell Pike Convenience Center.

Acceptable Hazardous Waste Items

Note: Effective January 1, 2014, Latex paint (water-based paint) will no longer be accepted - here are some suggestions for safe ways to dispose of unwanted latex paint

  • Adhesives
  • Antifreeze
  • Bleach
  • Brake fluid
  • Car wax and cleaners
  • Caulk
  • CFL's (compact fluorescent lamps, bulbs or tubes)
  • Cooking grease
  • Detergent
  • Drain opener
  • Flea collars
  • Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Household batteries
  • Household cleaners
  • Insect repellent
  • Insecticide
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Lighter fluid
  • Mothballs
  • Motor oil
  • Oil based paint
  • Oven cleaner
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Pet spray and dip
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rat and mouse poison
  • Shoe polish
  • Spot remover
  • Stain
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Transmission fluid
  • Tub and tile cleaner
  • Varnish
  • Weed killer
  • Windshield wiper fluid

Unacceptable Items

  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Industrial, commercial or business generated hazardous waste
  • Latex and/or acrylic paint (safe ways to dispose of unwanted latex paint)
  • Water based stains
  • Medical waste (needles can be put inside red medical sharp containers or two liter bottles with the lid and placed in your trash container).
  • Unused or expired medications
  • Any household hazardous waste in commercial or work vehicles.
  • Any household hazardous waste from out of county residents.
  • Any household hazardous waste over 15 gallons or 100 pounds per household/month.

For questions about household hazardous waste call 615-862-5000.

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

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Safe Needle Disposal Tips

Residential Cooking Oil

Recycle your residential cooking oil with Metro

Ways to Reduce your Household Hazardous Waste

Learn more about ways to reduce household hazardous waste around your home.