Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Each year, the Monroe County Solid Waste Program sponsors collection days to assist you in disposing of old or excess chemicals and materials from your house and or garden. This program is limited to individual households only. No materials from business or industrial sources will be accepted. All items must be brought in the original container.

For the date, time, and location of the next collection please check the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collections homepage.

Most of our homes are filled with products that are classified as "hazardous". A product is considered to be hazardous if it contains corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients. These materials require special care during usage, storage, and disposal. Below are some common household items that may contain hazardous ingredients.

If you missed our HHW collections, there are two companies with locations around SE MI and NW OH who can take material for you year-round and dispose of it responsibly: 

  • ERG Environmental Services -
  • US Ecology -
  • Bleach (laundry)
  • Drain cleaners
  • Oven cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Toilet cleaners
  • Tub, tile, shower cleaners
  • Wood and metal cleaners and polishes