Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

  1. Environmental Services
Environmental Services

Environmental Services Building

365-A N Donahue Dr

Catrina Cook

Catrina Cook

Environmental Services Director

The City of Auburn Environmental Services Department hosts two Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days in the spring/summer and fall. The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Environmental Services Complex, located at 365-A North Donahue Drive. During these events, we will accept your paper documents for secure, on-site shredding as well as computers/electronics for recycling.

On the day of the event, participants should load the materials they wish to drop off in the trunk or rear of their vehicle. Participants should enter the Environmental Services Complex via North Donahue Drive.

Citizens may bring up to 20 pounds of material per household for disposal. Participation is limited to Auburn residents. Proof of residency can be shown by bringing a recent water bill.

Permissible Items

No farm, commercial, or industrial waste is permitted.

Acceptable items

  • Adhesives, glues, resins
  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammonia
  • Antifreeze
  • Bleach
  • Brake fluids
  • Car batteries
  • Cesspool cleaners
  • Creosote
  • Drain cleaners
  • Dry cell batteries
  • Engine degreasers
  • Engine & radiator flushes
  • Floor cleaner
  • Gasoline
  • Hearing aid batteries
  • Herbicides
  • Insect sprays
  • Kerosene
  • Latex paints
  • Metal polish
  • Mothballs
  • Muriatic acid (HCI)
  • NiCad batteries
  • Oil based paints
  • Old chemistry sets
  • Oven cleaners
  • Paint thinners
  • Pesticides
  • Photo chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Radiator cleaners
  • Rodent killers
  • Rust preventatives
  • Sealants
  • Solvents
  • Spot removers
  • Transmission fluid
  • Used engine oil
  • Varnishes
  • Weed killers
  • Wood preservatives
  • Wood stains
  • Wood strippers

Unacceptable items

  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Gun powder
  • Radioactive waste
  • Smoke detectors
  • Substances regulated by the DEA
  • Unknown gas cylinders
  • Unknown materials
  • Unstable wastes