Household Hazardous Waste
General Information and Change in Accepted Items
The Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is located at 6305 Haley Road, Memphis, TN 38134. The facility is open free to Shelby County residents on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 P.M. unless otherwise noted. A brochure is attached that outlines the items that are accepted at the facility.
In order to provide needed capacity for household hazardous materials, the acceptance of latex and other water based paints is being suspended. These types of paints can be dried by leaving them in the sun and placed in a separate garbage bag with the curbside pick-up. Additional information regarding the safe disposal of latex paint is outlined in the attached brochure. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding use of this facility, please contact 901-222-7705. Please continue to assist us in the proper disposal of household hazardous materials that can negatively impact our environment.
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Each vehicle is restricted to 100 pounds or 15 gallons of hazardous waste drop-off per month. Additionally, each household is only allowed to drop off one electronic device (such as computers, monitors, keyboards, and printers) to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, once you have visited the facility there is a 30 day waiting period before you may visit the center again.
- Walnut Grove, turn on Farm Road and follow until it dead ends at Mullins Station.
- Turn left on Mullins Station, next Stop sign turn left (Nixon).
- Nixon dead ends at Haley and you will see our entrance.
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Tuesday & Saturday
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
View a list of accepted and not accepted items at the Memphis and Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. (Note: These lists are general and are subject to change.)
The Dangers of Improper Disposal
Household hazardous wastes are sometimes disposed of improperly by individuals pouring wastes down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods may not be immediately obvious, but certain types of household hazardous waste have the potential to:
- Cause physical injury to sanitation workers
- Contaminate septic tanks or wastewater treatment systems if poured down drains or toilets
- Present hazards to children and pets if left around the house
Move to Reduce & Recycle
One way to reduce the potential concerns associated with household hazardous waste is to reduce the amount and/or toxicity of products purchased and to use only the amount you need. Leftover materials can be shared with neighbors, donated to a business charity or government agency, or given to a household hazardous waste program. Excess pesticide might be offered to a greenhouse or garden center, for example, or surplus paint given to a theater group.
Recycling is an economical and environmentally sound way to handle some types of household hazardous waste, such as used automobile batteries and oil. Auto parts stores and service stations frequently accept used automobile batteries, and 80 percent of these batteries are currently recycled. In addition, hundreds of local governments working with civic organizations and private firms have implemented successful used-oil recycling programs.
Note: The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is open to Shelby County residents only.
- DIY: How to dry latex paint for safe disposal
Saturday, March 31st
Tuesday, Dec. 25th
For more information,
contact by email, Lisa Williams at or call (901) 222-7729.