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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Options

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day                 Future Collection Date:
Saturday, November 01, 2014                                                  
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM                                                           November 01, 2014

9191 E. San Salvador Drive
From 91st Street and Via Linda, follow the signs
Map to event
 


If you would like additional information, or need to dispose of any of these items, please contact Solid Waste. 480-312-5600 or Email

Additional Drop-Off Locations

It's amazing just how much "stuff" we can accumulate around the house. Many of these items can be donated, sold at a garage sale or simply tossed in our recycling or refuse container. But there are also items such as paints, solvents, pesticides, pool chemicals, automotive fluids, etc. that are not so simple to get rid of. We're talking about Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Many of these items are harmless if used as intended, however, if disposed of improperly HHW can be harmful to our health and safety, as well as to our environment. Fortunately there are a number of ways to legally and safely dispose of HHW items. Below are a few tips and disposal options.

Additional Resources

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Properly disposing of Household Hazardous Waste is a serious matter!

Be a Careful Consumer!

  • The best way to deal with HHW is not to have any! Before you buy a product make sure it will do the job you intend it to do. When possible, buy only the amount you need so there are no "leftovers" to store or to dispose of.

  • Read the label before you purchase a product. Many times two products will do the same job, but one requires special disposal and the other does not.
    For example, latex paint versus solvent-based paint. Latex paint is water-based and is not classified as hazardous, while solvent-based paints are considered a hazardous material. In addition, other hazardous materials, such as turpentine or mineral spirits, are required for clean up when using a solvent-based paint. Soap and water are all that are needed to clean up after using latex paint. The clear choice from an environmental perspective is latex paint. When possible, avoid purchasing products with POISON, DANGER, WARNING, FLAMMABLE, TOXIC, CORROSIVE or CAUTION on the label.

  • If you do need to purchase potentially hazardous products read and follow the label directions. If you have to store these items always leave them in their original container and never remove the label.

  • And, most importantly, keep all hazardous products stored in a location away from children, and out of their reach!

Disposal Options

Okay, being a "careful consumer" makes sense. But what about hazardous materials you already have around your home and no longer have a use for? Here are some options:

Read the label. Many products offer consumer 1-800 numbers that can provide information on properly disposing of their product, or the label itself may provide instructions on proper disposal.

  • Share unused material. Give it away to friends, relatives or neighbors who can use it. Never share materials that are not in their original container or that have been tampered with in any way.
  • There are hhw disposal opportunities through a number of our local businesses! For more information:HHW Disposal Locations
  • Take your hazardous materials to a household hazardous waste collection event. Scottsdale provides HHW collection events annually for Scottsdale residents ONLY. Please be aware that traffic routing into and through the collection area has been changed to improve efficiency and reduce the event impact on Via Linda, and we now begin accepting material at 7:30 am. Just follow the signs. The following guidelines and restrictions will apply:
  • Scottsdale's Household Hazardous Waste collection events are ONLY for residents of Scottsdale. Please be prepared to show proof of residency in the form of a picture I.D. and, either a City utility bill or a rent receipt.
  • The event is for hazardous materials generated from residences ONLY.
    No commercial hazardous materials will be accepted.
  • Material should be tightly sealed in its original container, if possible, and placed in a cardboard box. Glass containers should be wrapped in towels, cloth or packaged in some other way to prevent breakage. Materials should be transported to the event in the trunk or bed of your vehicle
  • Please ONLY bring materials that are listed below as accepted.

ITEMS ACCEPTED

 

Photo Chemicals

Automotive Fluids

Household Cleaners

Pool Acids / Chlorine

Solvents and Thinners

Paints / Stains / Varnishes

Household and Car Batteries

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

 

Tires

Appliances

Ammunition

Medical Waste

Landscape Waste

Explosive Material

Radioactive Material

  • A great source for finding out about additional disposal options and other environmental information can be found at Earth's 911:
  • Call: 1-800- Cleanup or go to www.1800cleanup.org on the web.

Solid Waste Management
9191 E. San Salvador Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Phone: 480-312-5600
Fax: 480-312-8115
Email Solid Waste Management