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Household Hazardous Waste

County and Local HHW Services and Facilities in the Northwest Arkansas District:

Baxter  Boone  Carroll  

 

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:

Cleaning Products Indoor Pesticides
  • Oven cleaners
  • Drain cleaners
  • Wood and metal
         cleaners and polishes
  • Toilet cleaners
  • Tub, tile, shower cleaners
  • Bleach (laundry)
  • Pool chemicals
  • Cockroach sprays and baits
  • Flea repellents and shampoos
  • Bug sprays
  • Houseplant insecticides
  • Moth repellents
  • Mouse and rat poisons
        and baits
Automotive Products Workshop/Painting Supplies
  • Motor oil
  • Fuel additives
  • Carburetor and fuel
         injection cleaners
  • Air conditioning refrigerants
  • Starter fluids
  • Automotive batteries
  • Transmission and brake fluid
  • Antifreeze
  • Adhesives and glues
  • Furniture strippers
  • Oil or enamel based paint
  • Stains and finishes
  • Paint thinners and turpentine
  • Paint strippers and removers
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Fixatives and other solvents
Lawn and Garden Products Miscellaneous
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides/wood preservative
  • Batteries
  • Mercury thermostats or
         thermometers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Driveway sealer
Other Flammable Products  
  • Propane tanks and other compressed gas cylinders
  • Kerosene
  • Home heating oil
  • Diesel fuel
  • Gas/oil mix
  • Lighter fluid
 

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

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
Highway 5 South (just south of the Bypass)
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870)  425-3695

Hours of Operation:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mondays Only (or by appointment)

Website:  http://www.baxtercounty.org/haz.html

For more information, contact the Baxter Co. Road & Bridge Department
at (870)  425-3695 or the Baxter County Judge's office at (870)  425-2755

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Boone County

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:

Boone County Health Unit
1622 Campus Dr.
 Harrison AR 72601
(870)  743-5244

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Carroll County

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.

Carroll County Solid Waste Authority & Transfer Station
1106 Industrial Park Rd.
Berryville, Arkansas 72616

(870) 423-7156 or (479) 253-2727
 

 Hours of Operation:        8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (M-F)
                                                        8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Saturday)

For more information, contact the Carroll County Solid Waste Authority
at (479) 253-2727   Roger Miner, Executive Director

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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:

http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/ftproot/Pub/poa/brochures/05_Hazardous Waste/Household Hazardous Waste.pdf

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