Proper HHW Management Protects
Public Health and the Environment
Many common products are hazardous because they contain chemicals that are toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive. Improper disposal (pouring down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash) can harm the environment and a pose a threat to human health.
This Stuff Has Been in My Basement Since 1985- HELP!
Did the previous owner of your house leave paint thinner and pool chemicals? Are you helping a parent move to a condominium and you have jars of hobby paint purchased in the Reagan administration? Whatever the reason, many of us have hazardous products that are too old to use. They just need disposal. So- how does St. Louis Household Hazardous Waste (HHWSTL) work?Read more...
HHW Recycling Tips
HHW tips: when using
Follow label directions when using a product. Avoid using hazardous products if you are pregnant or around children and pets.Read more...
Here are some common types of HHW and estimates of how much they can weigh.* Using this calculator you can estimate what fees may apply.
|Quart of motor oil||2lbs|
|Bags of fertilizer||Up to 40lbs|
|Gallon of herbicide||8.5lbs|
|Gallon of gasoline||6lbs|
|5 Gal of driveway sealer (full)||50lbs|
|Quart can of paint||Up to 4lbs|
|Gallon can of paint||Up to 10 lbs|
|5 gallon can of paint||Up to 45lbs|
*These weights are estimates. Material will be weighed at the facility. All fees will be assessed at the time of drop-off.