Transportation & Natural Resources




Transportation & Natural Resources

Household Hazardous Waste

The City of Austin Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is open to City of Austin and Travis County residents to safely dispose hazardous waste. Pouring chemicals down the drain, dumping them on the ground or putting them in the trash is dangerous and harmful to the environment.

Check the list of household hazardous waste items to see what items we accept and what items are not accepted.

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will dispose of up to 30 gallons of hazardous waste generated in the home free of charge. If a resident brings more than 30 gallons of hazardous waste, they may be charged at cost for the disposal of the extra waste. The cost of disposal varies, depending on the material. However, the cost is sometimes greater than the original purchase price.

Please do not bring items in containers with more than 5 gallons of capacity.

You can find more information about hazardous waste and its disposal on the city's website. If you have any questions you can call the facility at (512) 974-4343 or you can call the Travis County coordinator at (512) 854-4496

Items Accepted

Fluorescent bulbs

Batteries (car and household)

Cell phones


Automotive fluids

Oil filters

Paint and thinners

Pesticides and herbicides

Photographic chemicals


Aerosol cans

Pool chemicals

Cooking oil

Outdoor grill propane cylinders

Items Not Accepted

Radioactive materials

Syringes or medical waste



Explosive materials

Last Modified: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:52 PM

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

  • 2514 Business Center Drive
    Austin, TX

Drop off times:

  • Tue-Wed: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Saturday: 7 a.m. to Noon
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