Household hazardous waste refers to products containing potentially harmful or toxic chemicals, often used for cleaning and maintenance of our homes. There is no fee to drop-off household hazardous waste at the East or the Ezell Pike Convenience Center. Metro residents can bring up to 15 gallons or 100 pounds of household hazardous waste each month.
Acceptable Hazardous Waste Items
- Batteries (rechargeable)
- Batteries (automobile)
- Brake fluid
- Car wax and cleaners
- CFL's (compact fluorescent lamps, bulbs or tubes)
- Cooking grease (Also accepted at Omohundro Convenience Center)
- Drain opener
- Flea collars
- Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Household cleaners
- Insect repellent
- Lead-acid batteries
- Lighter fluid
- Mercury thermometers
- Motor oil
- Oil based paint
- Oven cleaner
- Paint thinner
- Pet spray and dip
- Pool chemicals
- Rat and mouse poison
- Shoe polish
- Spot remover
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Transmission fluid
- Tub and tile cleaner
- Weed killer
- Windshield wiper fluid
- 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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