Hazardous materials placed in the waste stream can present dangers to solid waste workers, the public, the environment, and our facilities. The goal of the Hazardous Waste Services department is to reduce these risks by offering and promoting alternative collection programs and managing various internal protection programs.

Residents are encouraged to separate hazardous materials from their household garbage and dispose of it appropriately through one of our Home Chemical and Recycling Centers or at numerous other private businesses that manage specific materials. Businesses have legal obligations to manage hazardous materials properly and it is important to understand the various responsibilities and options.

The SWA offers several programs and partners with other agencies to help keep your home and our environment safe.