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Disposal Guidelines for Household Hazardous Waste
Some household items have special disposal requirements.  Many hazardous materials can be brought to the City's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility by appointment.  Some items can be disposed of safely by following guidelines below.  If you are unsure which method is appropriate, please call Solid Waste Services at 480-782-3510.

Important Information:

Household Hazardous Waste - List of Common Items found in the home (PDF)

Special Material Disposal Guidelines

- Alkaline batteries - AA, AAA, C, D & 9V batteries are not considered hazardous material and can be placed in your household trash.

- Rechargeable batteries - Nickel Cadmium (NiCad), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), and Lithium Ion (Li-ion) from cameras, phones, and laptop computers need special disposal. Bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility or to a local retailer who accepts these batteries

- Lead Acid - Auto, boat, and rechargeable lead acid batteries from toy vehicles require special disposal. Bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility or to a local retailer where you originally purchased the battery

  • CFL & Fluorescent Bulbs Fact Sheet - Unbroken CFL & Fluorescent bulbs can be brought to the HHW Collection Facility by appointment. Fact sheet includes information about how to dispose of bulbs should they break.
  • Left Over Paint Disposal Guidelines - Fuller paint cans should be brought to the HHW collection center, but the flyer gives instructions for proper disposal for cans that are nearly empty or already dry.
  • Prescription Drug & Over-the-Counter Medication Disposal Guidelines - Medication is NOT accepted at the HHW collection center. Guide attached explains proper disposal for prescription and over-the counter medications.
  • Sharps (Syringes & Lancets) Disposal Guidelines - This brochure helps resident become sharp smart! Medical sharps or lancets used in homes to check blood sugar, administer medications or vaccinate pets should be secured in a rigid, hard plastic container prior to disposal in your black trash can. No other household medical waste is accepted in the City of Chandler's solid waste programs.
  • Ammunition and gun powder is not accepted at the City's House