What is Hazardous or Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?

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.

What Can You Dispose Of?

Common items that residents can dispose of include, but are not limited to the following:

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Batteries – automotive and rechargeable household  – (NO Alkaline) Motor oil and fluids
Cleaners Pesticides
Cooking oils Paints and stains
Herbicides Sealants
Insecticides Smoke detectors
Any other product labeled “dangerous”, “warning” or “caution”  NEW Televisions & Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) – Limited to 3 (in any combination) per household, per day.  MINIMUM CHARGE IS APPLICABLE.

** NO Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) or Styrofoam **


 Download the SCSWA Quick Guide to Household Hazardous Waste here.



Where to Bring Your HHW?

Recycling Center – 2855 W. Amador

County Collection Centers

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

HHW Disclosure Form
Please download and fill out the HHW Disclosure Form  and bring it with you to the drop-off center.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you can’t download and/or print the form, blank forms will be available at the drop-off centers.


Hours of Operation

Recycling Center

  • Monday – Friday
    • 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday
    • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Collection Centers:

  • Friday – Monday
    • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 * These locations have alternative hours of operations:

      *  Garfield is open Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. 
      *  La Union is open Friday through Sunday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.


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