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.
The City also offers special HHW drop-off events at various times and locations around the City. Check back to this site for updated information on events as it becomes available.
Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center
11234 Plano Road, 75243
Hours of Operation
Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Visit Dallas County HHW Online To Learn More
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
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.
BOPA Mobile Collection
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).
|Upcoming BOPA and Paper Shredding Events: |
- Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 8am to 12pm at Stults Road Elementary School on 8700 Stults Rd.
- Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 8am to 12pm at Dallas Love Connection on 6720 Harry Hines Blvd.
- Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 8am to 12pm at Haggar Park Elementary School on 17820 Campbell Rd.
- Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 8am to 12pm at Kleberg Rylie Recreation Center on 1515 Edd Rd.
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.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.