​Sanitation Services

​Household Hazardous Waste (BOPA)


Batteries  Oil  Paint  Antifreeze

There are some items in your home (e.g. cleaners, batteries, paint) that are hazardous and should never be placed in your roll cart. After they have been used, they become Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). The most common types of HHW are Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze (BOPA).

The BOPA Mobile only accepts:


  • Batteries
  • Oil (motor oil & oil filters)
  • Paint (latex)
  • Antifreeze

The next event will be at:

​Home Depot​​​
2610 Fort Worth Ave, ​ ​​Dallas, TX 75211
May 13th 2017 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)

​​​​Restrictions: The BOPA mobile will only accept BOPA. The maximum amount of material (excluding batteries) that can be dropped off per household per day is 25 gallons. Containers larger than a 5-gallon size will NOT be accepted. The maximum amount of batteries that can be dropped off per household per day is 50 pounds. Palletized batteries will NOT be accepted. This service is for residents ONLY. Any material from businesses will NOT be accepted.

To drop off at the BOPA Mobile, you must show proof that you live in a Dallas County HHW member city. Proof includes a driver's license or utility bill showing your name and address.

Residents who sign a waiver can get free household cleaning products that have been donated for reuse, while supplies last. Green Home booklets with Do-It-Yourself cleaning recipes are also available.



Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are chemicals which could cause harm to the environment if they are thrown into your garbage roll cart, poured down the drain or storm sewer, illegally dumped, or stored incorrectly. When you are finished using these types of products around your home, please take them to the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center for reuse or proper disposal. Several hardware stores and auto parts retailers will accept fluorescent bulbs or batteries. To see if there is a location next to you, click here.

Acceptable Household Items:

  • Chemical products for home use
  • Paint and home repair products
  • Lawn and garden chemicals
  • Aerosol Sprays
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Craft & hobby supplies
  • Cleaners & polishes
  • Batteries of all kinds
  • Automobile fluids & Oil filter
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Computers and cell phones

Do not Bring:

  • Business or commercial waste
  • Containers larger than 5 gallons
  • Explosives or Ammunition
  • Shock sensitive material
  • Smoke detectors
  • Radioactive materials
  • Medical Waste
  • Common Trash or recyclables
  • Construction Debris
  • No Appliances, TVs or Microwaves
  • Prescription drugs and other medicines

Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center*

11234 Plano Road, 75243

​Tuesdays​9:00am to 7:30pm
​Wednesdays​8:30am to 5:00pm
​Thursdays8:30am to 5:00pm
​2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month
​9:00am to 3:00pm
Closed Every: Sunday, Monday & Friday

Memorial DayMondayMay 30th
Independence DayMondayJuly 4th
Labor DayMondaySeptember 7th
Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday & Friday
November 24th & 25th
Christmas Holiday
Friday & Monday
December 23rd & 26th

SaturdayMay 28th
SaturdayNovember 26th
Saturday​December 24th
​​SaturdayDecember 31st​

*Dallas County HHW member cities include: Addison, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, Irving, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, and unincorporated areas of Dallas County.

This program is made possible in part by the City of Dallas and prepared in cooperation with the North Central Texas Council of Governments
through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.