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Household Hazardous Waste

You Can Bring the Following Items to a Collection Event:

HOUSE

Full aerosol cans, bleach, chemistry kits, nail polish, polish removers, perfumes, disinfectants, drain cleaners, floor wax, mercury thermometers, moth balls, oven cleaner, spot remover, toilet cleaner, fluorescent light bulbs

EXPLOSIVES
Ammunition, firecrackers, gunpowder
*Not accepted at weekly events*

WORKSHOP
Corrosives, oil based paint, small compressed-gas cylinders, solvents, stains, strippers, thinners, varnish, wood preservatives, fluorescent bulbs

LATEX PAINT
is Accepted On The Following Days:

  • Delaware Recycling Center
    1101 Lambson Lane, New Castle
    Last Saturday of Each Month 8:30am-2pm
  • Newark Recycling Center
    470 Corporate Blvd, Newark
    Last Wednesday of Each Month 10am-2pm
  • Cheswold Collection Station
    54 Fork Branch Road, Cheswold
    Last Friday of Each Month 10am-2pm
  • Jones Crossroads Landfill
    28560 Landfill Lane, Georgetown
    Last Monday of Each Month 10am-2pm

GARDEN/YARD

Fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, pool chemicals

AUTOMOTIVE

Antifreeze, auto batteries, degreasers, waste fuels – gasoline, kerosene, used motor oil mixed with other fuels

Helpful Tips

Bring materials in original, sealed containers.

Do not mix products in one container.

To prevent leakage or breakage, pack separately in absorbent material or triple bag.

Bring rags to clean up any spills, and dispose of rags at the collection site.

What's Not Accepted

FRIABLE ASBESTOS
Dispose by appointment only at Cherry Island Landfill for a fee. Call 302-764-5385 for details.

NON-FRIABLE ASBESTOS
Accepted by appointment at all DSWA landfills for a fee.

UNKNOWN SUBSTANCES
Unknown items that are greater than 1 gallon or 8 pounds.

CONTAINERS WITH LESS THAN 1″ OF MATERIAL
These can go in your regular trash.

USED MOTOR OIL
Oil which has not been mixed with other fuels is accepted at specific DSWA Recycling Drop-off Centers, click here for more information. 

RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Smoke Detectors

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS
For more information on Drug Take Back Programs and permanent prescription drug drop off locations, please visit  HelpIsHereDE.com

DSWA operates Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events at different locations throughout the year and weekly through out locations in the state. Delaware residents can bring their HHW to the event free of charge.

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