Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

What is House Hazards

Household Hazardous Waste is any product that meet one or more of the characteristic below and is generated in small quantities, typically 5 gallons or less. Hazardous Waste is any product that meets one or more of the characteristic below.

  • Corrosive/Caustic – can burn and destroy living tissue.
  • Flammable/Combustible – can be easily ignited
  • Reactive/Explosive – can detonate or explode through heat exposure, sudden shock or change in pressure.
  • Radioactive – can damage and destroy cells and chromosomal materials.
  • Toxic/Poisonous – can cause injury or death through ingestion, inhalation or absorption.

Where to Bring Your HHW?

The Las Cruces (SCSWA)Recycling Center – 2855 W. Amador

County Collection Centers

  • Anthony – 2120 E. O’Hara Road
  • Butterfield – 4925 Eason Lane
  • Garfield – 505 Nightwatchers Road *
  • Hatch – 110 Cerrito Road
  • Hill – 9293 Del Rey Boulevard
  • La Mesa – 1310 W. Afton Road
  • La Union – 2590 Visnaga Street *
  • Mesquite – 725 County Road B-059

Hours of Operation for the Las Cruces Recycling Center

Hours of Operation for County Collection Centers

For more information or questions, contact SCSWA at 575-528-3800.

What Can You Drop-Off?

Household Hazardous Waste is any product that meet one or more of the characteristic below and is generated in small quantities, typically 5 gallons or less. Hazardous Waste is any product that meets one or more of the characteristic below.

  • Batteries – automotive and rechargeable household batteries (NO ALKALINE)
  • Cleaners
  • Cooking Oils
  • Herbicides, Insecticides & Pesticides
  • Motor oil and fluids
  • Paints and staina
  • Sealnts
  • Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
  • Televisions and Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) - Limit 3 (in any combination) per household, per day. **MINIMUM CHARGE IS APPLICABLE**

NO COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS (CFLs) OR STYROFOAM IS ACCEPTED.

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