Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
YEAR-ROUND HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP OF
Any material that can be harmful to your health and environment, unless properly used, stored, or disposed of can be considered a hazardous waste. Words such as “caution,” “warning,” “danger,” or “flammable” on the label are clues the product may be a hazardous material. Review the resources to the right to make sure the materials you wish to drop-off are accepted at the HHW Facility. Please remember to bring your driver’s license or another form of identification.
Year-Round Electronic Recycling Drop Off
Household electronics, especially those used for entertainment and communication antiquate quickly. The HHW Facility provides a way for residents in our five county service area to properly dispose of outdated and broken electronics, including batteries. Please make sure the materials you wish to drop-off are accepted at the HHW Facility. Please remember to bring your driver’s license or another form of identification.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m
CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS
What We Do
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility, or HHW Facility, is a permanent drive through drop-off location that allows residents of Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha or Turner Counties to properly dispose of unwanted hazardous and electronics materials for free. The HHW facility does NOT accept waste from organizations such as businesses, farms, nonprofit organizations, churches, schools, and governmental entities, or waste that appears to be from any of the above mentioned.
How Does it Work?
Residents of the five county area serviced by the HHW facility may drive up under the facility awning during normal hours of operation. A staff member will greet the resident at their vehicle, take some basic information, and begin unloading the vehicle for the resident. The materials will then be sorted for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
What is the Reuse Room?
The HHW facility redistributes household and automotive chemicals through the Reuse Room. If items taken in by staff are determined to be in good, reusable condition, residents of the five-county region may visit our reuse room and pick up to three items per week for free. Staff is unable to guarantee the quality of the products, but each item is inspected before making it available to the public. The Reuse Room is located inside the Environmental Center at 1017 East Chambers Street.