Household Hazardous Waste - Reduce Reuse Recycle

Reducing, reusing, recycling, and disposal options for household hazardous waste.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Two Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities are open and available to all residents of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and Jefferson County. Items accepted include:
  • Paints, stains, varnishes, wood preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, fertilizers,
  • Solvents and strippers, aerosols, motor oil and filters, gas cylinders (20 gallon tank or smaller),
  • Fluorescent tubes, batteries, driveway sealant, mercury-containing devices, gasoline, and more!
  • NOTE: St. Louis City residents may recycle automotive batteries and motor oil at City transfer stations at no charge.
Items NOT accepted include:
  • Explosives and ammunition, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, medical and infectious waste, prescription drugs and medications,
  • Computers, televisions and other electronic devices, tires, trash, and bulky waste such as furniture and carpeting.
Visit for more information and to make an online reservation for drop-off. You may also call the Citizens' Service Bureau at 314.622.4800 to make your reservation (Appointment required for disposal). 

Reduce & Reuse!

1. Use the materials the way they're intended to be used. If you have more than needed, share with family, friends, neighbors, etc.
2. Replace hazardous products with less toxic alternatives.

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