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2011 Household Hazardous Waste program opens July 30th


The 2011 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program will open July 30th and run through December 3rd. This is free to Hamilton County Residents only.

There are two new locations this year.

Hamilton County residents need to bring proof of residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill. Hamilton County covers the cost per car dropping off material to encourage proper disposal of your household hazardous waste.

When you drop off your hazardous waste, you are to remain in car at all times.

This program prohibits the acceptance of hazardous waste from businesses, churches, schools, and non-profit organizations.

All the information about this program can be found here, on the Hamilton County Recycling and Hazardous Waste website.

NEW Locations:

Environmental Enterprises, Inc., 4600 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45232 (Directly across from Winton Road)  Tuesdays from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45241
Wednesdays from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Acceptable Items:

  • Pesticides/Fertilizers
  • Solvents/Thinners
  • Lawn/Pool Chemicals
  • Cleaners
  • Household/Auto Batteries
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Propane Tanks
  • Oil-based Paint
  • Mercury
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Driveway Sealer
  • Gasoline/Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Thermostats

Unacceptable Items:

  • Latex Paint*
  • Radioactive Materials 
  • Medical Waste 
  • Explosives/Ammunition 
  • Smoke Detectors 
  • Tires 
  • Yardwaste 
  • Garbage 
  • Roofing Materials 
  • Appliances 
  • Computers/Electronics 
  • Heating Oil or Fuel Tanks 
  • Unmarked Cylinders 
  • Fireworks/Gun Powder 
  • Prescription Drugs

* Latex Paint will be accepted only if resident brings other household hazardous waste. If resident brings only latex paint, resident will be charged $1.50 per gallon of paint (minimum charge of $5.00). Check or credit card only - Cash NOT accepted.

If you have questions, call (513) 946-7700.

Latex Paint

Latex paint is not hazardous and can be safely thrown away with your regular trash once it is solid. Simply leave the lid off and mix in sand, sawdust, or kitty litter to speed up the process. Once it is solid, place the can next to your trash with the lid off so your waste hauler can see that it is dry.

Reduce waste by only purchasing the volume of paint you will need.

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