HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

WHAT IS

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE?

 

Unused household products containing corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Cleaners, paints, batteries, oils, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special handling and care when dispose of.

 

Improperly disposing of HHW can include pouring harmful liquids on the ground, down the drain, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting the materials the trash. Improper disposal of such waste can pollute the environment and pose a threat to the health of humans and wildlife. 

HOW TO DISPOSE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

MATERIAL GENERATED BY A HOUSEHOLD

The following items do not need to be brought to the hazardous waste facility for disposal or recycling:

 

 

LATEX PAINT

Please DO NOT bring latex paint to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility! Latex paint does not contain hazardous materials.  It is pigment and water.  Please dispose of latex paint at home if your container holds half or less of the original volume. First, remove the top of the can and allow the paint to dry out, or mix with sawdust or cat litter to solidify the paint before disposal in your regular household trash. Leave the lid off and discard the container in the garbage. Your garbage hauler will accept these only if the lid is removed.  If you are unable to dry out a mostly full container, we will accept it at the facility.

 

EMPTY CONTAINERS

All types of empty containers with removable lids may be disposed of in your household trash.  Remove lid, rinse per label directions, and discard container in the garbage.

 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM 

BENTON COUNTY HOUSEHOLDS may dispose of allowed common Household Hazardous Waste materials at the Convenience Center Locations AT NO CHARGE.  Only specified materials generated by a Benton County residence will be accepted. Refer to the very strict limitations of material types and allowed volumes. (Please Note: You will be required to provide proof of Benton County residency (Driver's license, ID card, or utility bill).

CLICK HERE FOR ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS AND VOLUME LIMITS

THINGS TO REMEMBER

 

  • DO NOT MIX THE CONTENTS of different or unknown containers together.

 

  • CITIZENS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO EXIT THEIR VEHICLES.

This is for your safety and the safety of staff members.

Please anticipate this and have material available where our staff can remove it from the vehicle

 

  • COMMERCIALLY GENERATED MATERIAL CANNOT BE ACCEPTED!

 

All non-household material (from business, school, farm, churches, etc.) MUST be handled by a commercial hazardous waste company.

 

Click here for a list of companies that operate and collect commercial and non-household hazardous waste in our area.

HOW TO TRANSPORT HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS SAFELY
  • Bring products in their original containers, if possible

  • Be sure that products are packed in a sturdy box or tote so they will not spill in your vehicle. Surround them with an absorbent such as old towels or cloth or newspaper.

  • If the product container is deteriorating, place the entire container in a plastic bucket with a tight-fitting lid. Do not remove the label. Surround the product container with an absorbent.

  • If you have to repackage material from a corroding container into a new container, include an original label or clearly label the product

  • Transport the materials in your automobile trunk or truck bed, if possible. If you must transport the products inside your vehicle, open windows for ventilation, and do not smoke.

​​Call us:

1-479-795-0751

​Find us: 

5702 Brookside Rd.

Bentonville, AR   72713

© 2020 by BCSWD