Household Hazardous Waste

photo of gas can, flourescent tubes, battery, and oil filter

Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic. Typically, these items are labeled with terms like Corrosive, Caution, Combustible, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Toxic, and Warning. 

While not regulated like Industrial Hazardous Waste, Household Hazardous Waste is just as dangerous to residents and the environment if not properly disposed of. 

We provide a drop-off location for Tippecanoe households to safely dispose of their hazardous waste for free. The household hazardous waste drop-off is located at the transfer station at 2770 North 9th Street.  It is open during the transfer station's operating hours on MWF 7am - 4pm, TTh 7am - 6pm, and Saturday 7am - 1pm.  It is not necessary to call ahead before coming to drop off materials.  An aerial image of the transfer station showing the household hazardous waste drop-off can be seen below.  All liquids must be in quantities of 5 gallons or less, in a clearly labeled container, and in a leak-proof container.  

We do NOT accept latex paint, single-use household batteries, medical waste, or electronics at this location.  Click here to see how to dispose of latex paint.

If you are not sure if we accept the material you have, give us a call and we can help you figure it out!  Solid Waste Hotline Phone Number: 765-423-2858

Pesticides are temporarily not accepted at the Hazardous Waste Drop-off

The company that accepts our hazardous waste is temporarily unable to process pesticides so we are temporarily unable to accept pesticides at the Tippecanoe County Hazardous Waste Drop-off site. Pesticides include things like: herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, and fungicides. Sorry for the inconvenience! We are still accepting the other listed materials below.

Materials Accepted at Tippecanoe's Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

  • aerosol cans
  • ammonia and bleach
  • antifreeze
  • ballasts
  • break fluid
  • car batteries
  • cleaning chemicals
  • cooking oil
  • deck seaser
  • fertilizers
  • fire extinguishers
  • fluorescent tubes
  • furniture polish
  • gasoline
  • HID lamps
  • lamp oil
  • linseed oil
  • Lithium ion batteries
  • mercury and mercury thermometers
  • motor oil
  • NiCad batteries
  • NiHydride batteries
  • oil based paint
  • oil filters
  • paint remover
  • poisons
  • polyurethane
  • pool and spa chemicals
  • small propane tanks (for grills and camping)
  • smoke detectors
  • transmission fluid
  • UPS batteries
satellite photo of the transfer station with different drop-off locations labeled

Out of county residents, businesses, non-profits, and churches cannot use this drop-off. Out of county residents should check with their local solid waste district. Businesses, non-profits, and churches will need to contact a private company to pickup their hazardous waste. Some private companies that deal in hazardous waste are listed below:

Private Hazardous Waste Companies

table of private companies that deal in hazardous waste
       
Heritage Environmental 877-436-8778 https://www.heritage-enviro.com/ general hazardous waste
NuGenesis 317-834-8200 http://www.enugenesis.com/ general hazardous waste
Bee Environmental 317-839-9323 http://www.beeenvironmental.us/ general hazardous waste
Safety Kleen 317-888-0570 https://www.safety-kleen.com/ oils
Lighting Resources 317-888-3889 https://lightingresourcesinc.com/ light bulbs
Curie Environmental 505-888-9392 https://www.curieservices.com/ smoke detectors and radioactive waste
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