Sanitation Services

​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.

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.

NOTE: The Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center is closed for facility repairs January 2-9, 2024.  Dallas County extends their apologizes for the inconvenience.

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 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).​

Upcoming BOPA / Community Clean Trash-Off Events: 

Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 8am - 12pm: Edna Rowe Elementary School 4918 Hovenkamp Dr. 

Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 7-11 a.m.: West Dallas Multi-Purpose Center, 2828 Fish Trap Rd.

Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 7-11 a.m.: Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy, 1700 E. Camp Wisdom Rd.

Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 7-11 a.m.: Fretz Park, 6990 Belt Line Rd.

Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 7-11 a.m.: Crawford Park, 8700 Elam Rd.

Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 7-11 a.m.: J.L. Long Middle School, 6116 Reiger Ave.

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.​​​​​​​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.