Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collections

Four Household Hazardous Waste Collection events are scheduled annually. These events are free of charge and open to Monroe County residents only; business waste will not be accepted. Acceptable materials include, but are not limited to:

  • All types of batteries
  • Automotive fluids
  • Cleaning products
  • Fertilizers
  • Flammable items
  • Mercury-containing items
  • Oil-based paints (see below for latex paint disposal)
  • Pesticides
  • Sharps in rigid sealed containers
  • Smoke alarms 
  • Fluorescent tubes and spiral lights

To view more information on Household Hazardous Waste, including what is accepted at a collection, please visit the Household Hazardous Waste page.

Latex or water-based paint can and should be disposed of with regular trash when completely dry. Doing this saves program funding for its intended purpose, which is to dispose of toxic and hazardous wastes. Kitty litter can quickly dry out latex paint when mixed at 1:1. This can be done in a trash bag-lined cardboard box. Once dry, throw it out with your regular waste.

2023 Events & Locations

Monroe Charter Township Hall - 4925 E Dunbar Rd, Monroe
Tuesday, May 9th, 3 - 7 pm HHW only 
Saturday, August 12th, 8 am - 12 pm HHW and Shredding  

Bedford - Indian Creek Park - 8486 Douglas Road, Temperance
Wednesday, June 14th, 3 - 7 pm HHW and Shredding 
Saturday, September 16th, 8 am - 12 pm HHW only

What Happens to the HHW

Get information on what do we do with all that household hazardous waste.