Household Hazardous Waste Pickup Program

Do you have used motor oil in your home? Used batteries? Old paint?

There is a convenient service offered in your community for you to properly dispose and recycle home-generated special materials- safely, easily and responsibly. These items may include paints, spray paint, wood stain, household cleaners, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), automotive products, gasoline, antifreeze, pesticide, insecticide, household and vehicle batteries and more, that can be conveniently picked up at your home by simply scheduling a collection.

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For a complete list of acceptable items, program guidelines and to schedule a FREE home collection:


Call 1-800-449-7587


For qualified residents of suburban cities and unincorporated Bexar County only.


1.) Call 800-449-7587 to request a collection:

When you call the Collection Hotline, you will be asked several questions including your address, the type, and amount of materials available for collection.

2.) A collection date is scheduled and a Kit is shipped:

The Collection Hotline Operator will fully explain the program, schedule a convenient collection date, and discuss where the kit should be safely placed outside for collection. Please tell the operator if you are a senior citizen, or a disabled resident and require assistance to gather your materials.

3.) Preparing for Collection:

The Kit includes a program Instruction Sheet (with a Hotline telephone number to call for questions) and other items to help pack and secure the Household Hazardous Waste. All materials, such as gasoline, poisons, pesticides and aerosols, must be placed into the Kit. If you have more waste than will fit in the Kit, please call the Hotline to discuss your options.

4.) HHW material is collected:

On the scheduled date the contractor's Customer Service Representative will collect eligible materials directly from your home. They will sort and pack the materials for proper disposal. Participants will receive a postage-paid survey card to be completed and mailed to the County to help track the program.

Acceptable HHW Wastes

  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive chemicals
  • Batteries (Household AA, C, D, auto, hearing aid, etc.)
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Cleaners
  • Corrosive chemicals
  • Drain openers
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Lubricants
  • Paint and Paint Products
  • Pesticides
  • Rust Removers
  • Used motor oil/filters
  • ...and much more!

Unacceptable HHW Wastes

  • Ammunition
  • Biological waste
  • Commercial chemicals
  • Containers over 5 gallons
  • Explosives
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Gas cylinders
  • Radioactive materials
  • Unknown or unlabeled items