Sanitation Services

​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 a​nd 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).​

In an effort to reduce the community spread of COVID-19, all events have been suspended until further notice. More information.

​​​The next BOPA event:

​This BOPA Mobile only accepts:

Oil (motor oil & oil filters)
Paint (latex)

​​​​​​​Restric​​​tio​ns: 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 bookletswith Do-It-Yourself cleaning recipes are also available.

​Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)​​​

​​​The next HHW event will be at:

Red Bird Mall - POSTPONED
  • 3662 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
    Dallas, Texas 75237
  • Saturday, April 11, 2020 
  • Acceptable HHW  items found below. 
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Household Hazardous Waste

There are some items in your home that are hazardous ​and should never be placed in your roll cart. After they have been used, they become Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).​

  • In cooperation with instruction from Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, Dallas County Health & Human Services, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to slow the progression of the Coronavirus in our community, this HHW Collection event has been postponed.

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

Beginning June 16, 2020,  the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center
will be opening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center*

11234 Plano Road, 75243

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

Memorial DayMondayMay 25th
Labor DayMondaySeptember 7th
Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday & Friday 
November 26th & 27th
Christmas Holiday
Thursday & Friday 
December 24th & 25th

*Dallas County HHW member cities include:
Addison, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Fa​​rmers 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.