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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Throwing household chemicals in your trash container, pouring them down the drain, or dumping them at the curb is dangerous and irresponsible. To better serve Chandler residents, the City offers household hazardous waste collection at the City's new Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

 Household Hazardous Waste - List of Common Items Found in the Home (PDF)
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Appointments are required. Please call 480-782-3510 to make an appointment today! Services CANNOT be scheduled via email.

Please Note: Appointments for HHW drop-off must be scheduled in advanced.
Scheduled appointments are required to ensure a safe environment for the public and for managing the quantities of household hazardous waste delivered. Please call 480-782-3510 to schedule your appointment for dropping off household hazardous waste. Services CANNOT be scheduled via e-mail.

Please remember: Verification of City residency is required. Residents should bring their most recent City of Chandler utility bill, showing city-provided refuse services. Residents also should be prepared to show picture identification, such as a driver's license.

Please review prior to arrival: Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines.

Hot Loads on the Rise …Your help is needed in preventing fires (“hot loads”) in trash and recycling collection vehicles. Garbage Truck Fire

What is a hot load?
A truckload of recyclables or trash that catches fire, smolders, spontaneously combusts, or becomes toxic as a result of incompatible waste mixing inside a collection truck. Hot loads can potentially jeopardize the health and safety of the driver of the collection truck as well as the public. A hot load can occur in neighborhoods while collecting recycling and trash or on public roadways, and can damage personal property and collection vehicles.  

What causes a hot load?
Improper disposal of material in a recycling or trash container that is incompatible and reacts when mixed with other waste in a collection vehicle.

The combination of incompatible chemicals, such as household bleach and ammonia, can be lethal.

Depending on the types of household chemicals, the results can be a hazard waiting to happen -- injuring workers, family members, neighbors, pets, and the environment. Carefully sorting or separately containing household chemicals in your trash container is still risky business. When trash is collected, it is compacted in the truck to make room for more refuse. The compaction process makes it possible for incompatible materials to mix together. Household chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers, automotive fluids (including oil and antifreeze), paints and paint thinners, and pool chemicals should be used to the last drop. Leftover products should be properly labeled and stored for recycling or disposal at a local Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

DO NOT place the following material in your recycling or trash containers:
  • Hot ashes (cigarette paraphernalia, hot coals and/or wood)
  • Motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, Kerosene
  • Paint, varnish, pesticides or other household chemicals
  • Auto batteries, rechargeable NiCad or Lithium batteries
  • Cooking oil from fryers - State Statutes prohibit disposal of liquid waste - NO LIQUID WASTE! 

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