Household Hazardous Waste
The Henry County Recycling Center along with the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation hosts an annual collection event usually on a Saturday early in the month of May from 8AM-1PM. This day is earmarked for collection of left over household hazardous waste. Save your material safely using proper containers and proper labeling for the event in May and bring it on the day specified for free disposal.
Next Event Scheduled For:
Saturday, May 5, 2018
VIEW THE 2018 HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT FLYER
Henry County Recycling Center
450 Recycling Drive
Paris, TN 38242
Free for all residents
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
“Household Hazardous Waste” is defined as corrosive, flammable, toxic, or reactive materials used in your home, vehicle, garden, or on your lawn.
Why should I properly dispose of hazardous waste?
There are many reasons to properly dispose of household hazardous waste. One reason is that improperly stored hazardous products in the home may increase the risk of poisoning or injury. Also, disposing of hazardous waste in ordinary trash may injure sanitation workers because some products are chemically incompatible and may cause fires in dumpsters or garbage trucks.
How can I dispose of my household hazardous waste?
Henry County Recycle Center along with the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation hosts an annul collection event usually on a Saturday, 8AM-1PM in the month of May. This day is earmarked for collection of left over hazardous waste. Save your material safely using proper containers and proper labeling for the event in May and bring it on the day specified for free disposal.
How can I find out when a event has been scheduled?
The event is scheduled by TDEC usually in the spring. Watch for articles in the local newspaper and listen for information on the radio. Some internet based news sites will also provide scheduled times and dates. You can always visit the Henry County Solid Waste- Household Hazardous Waste Collection web page for event information.
What can I bring to the collection event?
Oil & Fuel Additives
Grease & Rust Solvents
A / C Refrigerants
Antifreeze / Coolants Waste Oil
Carburetors & Fuel Injectors
Lawn & Garden Products Insecticides – Pesticides
Wood/ Metal Cleaners & Polishes
Toilet Bowl Cleaners Disinfectants
Home Maintenance Products
Paint & Paint Thinners
Paint Strippers and Removers
Fingernail Polish Remover
Photo Process Chemicals
Drugs / Medicines
E-Scrap- TV’s, computers, stereo’s, etc.
NO TIRES ACCEPTED
*NO EXPLOSIVES, MEDICAL WASTES, OR RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS. NO MATERIAL GENERATED FROM A BUSINESS OR AGRIBUSINESS ACCEPTED.