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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Options

Fall 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Join us for our Fall 2016 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event.

Sunday, November 6, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Western Acceptance Facility
3310 Transway Road
Halethorpe, Maryland 21227

Acceptable Materials

The HHW Collection Event will accept the following materials:

  • Household chemicals
  • Paints
  • Pesticides
  • Medicines
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Ammunition, fireworks and flares
  • Automotive fluids

No trash or electronics will be accepted at this event. Call EPS at 410-887-3745, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spring 2017 HHW Event

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Eastern Sanitary Landfill
6259 Days Cove Road
White Marsh, Maryland 21162

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Centers

Join Baltimore County residents in protecting the environment by recycling, or properly disposing of household paints and chemicals, at one of our drop-off centers or one-day collection events. Our full service drop-off facility at Eastern Landfill is open Monday through Saturday, scheduled to close on December 31, this year. The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) has more information about household hazardous wastes (HHW) and the importance of ensuring their proper disposal.

Household hazardous waste.
Household hazardous waste.

There are three drop-off centers in Baltimore County which accept some selected household hazardous waste materials throughout the year. Their locations, hours of operation and materials accepted are listed below.

Eastern Landfill

6259 Days Cove Road
White Marsh, Maryland 21162
Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Accepted materials:

  • Household paints (Service to be Discontinued after December 31, 2017)
  • Household chemicals (Service to be Discontinued after December 31, 2017)
  • Motor oil, anti-freeze and gasoline
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (limit of 10 bulbs per delivery per day)
  • Rechargeable batteries

Central Acceptance Facility

201 West Warren Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Central Accetance Facility is scheduled to begin accepting household paints and chemicals January 1, 2017.

Accepted materials:

  • Motor oil, anti-freeze and gasoline
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (limit of 10 bulbs per delivery per day)
  • Rechargeable batteries

Western Acceptance Facility

3310 Transway Road
Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Accepted materials:

  • Motor oil and anti-freeze
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (limit of 10 bulbs per delivery per day)
  • Rechargeable batteries

Household Hazardous Waste One-Day Collection Events

All the materials accepted at the Eastern Landfill (plus ammunition, fireworks and flares) are also accepted at the one-day collection events that are typically held at the Western Acceptance Facility in the fall of each year and at the Central Acceptance Facility in the spring of each year. The date of the upcoming one-day drop-off event is typically scheduled two to three months in advance.

  Photo of person disposing of household hazardous waste.
A man safely disposing of oil.

Contact Information

Jerry Siewierski
Waste Management Program
Phone: 410-887-3745
Email: esiewierski@baltimorecountymd.gov

 

Revised August 29, 2016        

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