The Northwest Arkansas
Economic Development District, Inc.
NWAEDD Plaza 818 Highway 62-65-412 North
P.O. Box 190 Harrison, Arkansas 72602-0190 (870) 741-5404 FAX (870) 741-1905
County and Local HHW Services and Facilities in the Northwest Arkansas District:
What is Household Hazardous Waste? (Click here to see!)
Household Hazardous Waste includes pesticides and herbicides, paints, solvents, some cleaning materials, automotive lubricants, and other items. Typically, any leftover products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "Household Hazardous Waste" or "HHW."
Check labels of substances in your house. If any of the following words are used, the substance is generally considered hazardous and must be disposed of properly:
Flammable • Toxic • Explosive
Hazardous • Corrosive • Poisonous
On its Municipal Solid Waste website, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a list of products, sorted by type, that constitute what is commonly referred to as Household Hazardous Waste:
More information about Household Hazardous Waste can be found at the EPA website http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/hhw-list.htm
What can I do with my leftover Household Hazardous Waste?
The best thing to do with leftover, unused Household Hazardous Waste is to provide the unused portions to others who can use them. If you don't know someone who needs these leftover items, in most Northwest Arkansas Counties collection facilities or periodic collection services are available to help provide these materials for redistribution, often for free, to others who can use them, or alternatively, to provide for their safe collection, storage, and proper disposal.
Listed below are details regarding facilities, services, and schedules for collection and disposal of Household Hazardous Waste available in the counties of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District.
Baxter County has a permanent HHW Collection Center, located at the Baxter County Road and Bridge Shop in Mountain Home. The facility is open until noon on Mondays, or by appointment, and is available to all citizens of Baxter County, who can drop off paints, oil and automotive lubricants, batteries, and any other Household Hazardous Waste that is considered typical. The facility does provide materials free of charge for re-use, and citizens are invited to look here first before purchasing new supplies of paints, pesticides, herbicides, and similar materials.
Baxter County Road
and Bridge Shop
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mondays Only (or by appointment)
For more information, contact
the Baxter Co. Road & Bridge Department
Boone County conducts an annual, county-wide Household Hazardous Waste Roundup, a pilot project of the Arkansas Department of Health, sponsored by the Boone County Hometown Health Improvement Coalition http://www.boonecountyhometownhealth.net
Materials are collected for reuse and disposal only one day per year. Citizens are invited to take advantage of free items for reuse, and disposal costs are paid through donations and contributions from those bringing in HHW and other accepted materials, such as electronics waste.
Contact Information is:
A permanent HHW drop-off center is located at the transfer station in Berryville. The facility is available to all citizens of Carroll County, who can drop off paints, oil and automotive lubricants, batteries, and any other Household Hazardous Waste that is considered typical. The facility does make collected materials available to others who can use them, at no cost, and citizens are invited to look here first before purchasing new supplies of paints, pesticides, herbicides, and similar materials.
Solid Waste Authority & Transfer Station
of Operation: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (M-F)
For more information, contact
the Carroll County Solid Waste Authority
A useful guide to properly managing Household Hazardous Waste can be found at the website of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ.) The guide in PDF format is available here: