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Household Hazardous Waste Facility


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ATTENTION

NOW OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 8AM TO 3PM BEGINNING NOVEMBER 15, 2016! Closed 11:30am to 12:00pm

 

LATEX PAINT IS NOT ACCEPTED AS IT IS NON-TOXIC
PLEASE DISPOSE OF LATEX PAINT IN YOUR TRASH RECEPTICLE ONCE COMPLETELY DRY

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

  • The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility allows City and Hamilton County residents to dispose of common hazardous materials generated within their residence.
  • Trained staff are on site and ready to unload all acceptable household hazardous materials. 
  • All of the items collected are properly managed to be either reused, recycled, or disposed of in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.

Location
3925 North Hawthorne Street
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)
Travel north on North Hawthorne Street until the end of the road.  Facility is within the Wood Recycle Center.

Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Saturday: 8AM to 3PM
Closed daily:  11:30AM to 12PM

Common Items Accepted  
Adhesives Oil based paint
Air conditioning refrigerants Oven cleaners
Carburetor cleaners Paint remover/thinner
Compact fluorescent tubes Pesticides
Computer related electronics Propane tanks or bottles
Drain openers Smoke detectors
Dry cell batteries Starter fluids
Fire extinguishers Thermostats
Fungicides Wet cell batteries
Grease & rust solvents Wood & metal cleaners
Herbicides Wood preservatives
Insecticides  
Motor Oil & vehicle fluids  
   
Items NOT Accepted  
Ammunition Medical waste
Biological Waste Non computer electronics
Commercial hazardous waste Radioactive waste
Explosives Unidentifiable waste
Latex Paint  Yard waste


This facility accepts only residential hazardous materials. Businesses must contact a commercial hazardous waste collection hauler for proper disposal.

Reduce Waste

  • This facility helps to keep household hazardous waste out of the normal waste stream where it is harmful to the environment.
  • Household hazardous waste includes many items used to keep homes clean and lawns maintained.
  • One way to reduce the amount of household hazardous waste generated is to use all of the material. This means buying only the amount needed to do the job.
  • If materials are left over, ask a friend, neighbor, or community organization if they need it before disposing. This may save a trip to the household hazardous waste facility and may help others.

Household Hazardous Waste

Toxic & Poisonous - Capable of causing injury or death through ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption.
Corrosive - Can eat away materials and living tissue by chemical reaction.
Reactive - Can react with air, water, or other substances and result in explosions or toxic fumes.
Flammable & Combustible - Can undergo spontaneous combustion at relatively low temperature thereby presenting a significant fire hazard.

Storing and Transporting

  • Store materials in dry and well ventilated areas.
  • Keep away from children, pets, food, and heat sources.
  • Keep products sealed and in original containers. Always store materials upright to avoid spills.
  • Clean spills immediately.
  • When transporting materials for disposal, place leaking containers in a sturdy, sealed container (5 gallon max) packed with an absorbent material such as cat litter or crumpled newspaper. A heavy duty plastic bag may also be used.
  • Materials should be transported in the vehicle's trunk in case of spills.
  • Secure containers so they are upright and immobile.

Funded by an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the City of Chattanooga.

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Mission:
To preserve and enhance the quality of the physical environment and infrastructure through prompt, cost effective and courteous delivery of services which protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens.

Justin Holland, Administrator
1250 Market Street!
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)!
(423) 643-6311

311@chattanooga.gov

 

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