Household Hazardous Waste

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Household Hazardous Waste Program (HHW)
The HHW Collection Program is open to all residents of Guilford County and provides safe and environmentally sound disposal of hazardous materials. There is no charge at the site for dropping off materials. Commercial use is prohibited.

The HHW Center is located at Ecoflo, Inc., 2750 Patterson Street in Greensboro.  HHW Center’s operating hours are:

Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and

Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If you have questions, contact the HHW Hotline at (336) 373-2196.

The following items are accepted at the HHW Center.

Garage & Workshop

  • Acids/bases (i.e. acetone, parts cleaners, and turpentine)
  • Auto fluids (i.e. antifreeze, brake, motor oil, starter, transmission)
  • Car and other wet cell batteries
  • Contact cement, driveway sealer, fiberglass epoxy
  • Gasoline and other fuels
  • Glue (solvent-based)
  • Lighter fluid, paint, paint thinner, paint stripper
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Shellac, stain, varnishes, deck sealers, wood preservatives

Home & Garden

  • All types of batteries
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Furniture polish, metal polish (solvent-based)
  • Fungicide
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • Pesticides, insect spray, rat poison, weed killer
  • Pool chemicals
  • Barbeque propane tanks

Kitchen & Bath

  • Cleaners (solvent based)
  • Drain cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Hair remover
  • Nail polish and polish remover
  • Oven cleaner

Prohibited Items:
Do not bring the following items to the HHW Center.

  • Explosives/shock-sensitive materials
  • Garbage
  • Medical waste
  • Radioactive materials
  • Reactive/unstable materials
  • Recyclables
  • Commercial hazardous waste
  • Unknown/unlabeled materials