Household Hazardous Waste

A message from DPW:

Do you want to get rid of those old cans of oil-based paint and those other containers of household chemicals before Labor Day guests arrive? The Baltimore City Department of Public Works reminds citizens that Baltimore City’s Household Hazardous Waste monthly collection event will be held on Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5 at the Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center, located at 2840 Sisson Street.

This is an opportunity for Baltimore City residents to dispose of hazardous household materials such as oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, car and household batteries, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, and many other items. Latex paint is NOT hazardous waste, it can be dried up and the cans put out for regular trash collection.

Residents must show proof of City residency, e.g. a driver’s license, telephone bill or tax bill, before they can drop off any hazardous items. Materials must be in the original container. Substances in containers other than original packaging, e.g. glass bottles, jars, coffee cans, etc., will NOT be accepted.

Materials that will NOT be accepted include asbestos, ammunition, industrial and medical wastes, and radioactive materials, except for smoke alarms with a radioactive symbol. Gasoline is NOT accepted at this event. Residents may bring gasoline back Tuesday, September 8 ONLY when chemists are onsite.

Businesses and private haulers must contract with a certified vendor to dispose of hazardous waste.

City residents can go to the Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center the first Friday, and the immediately following Saturday of every month through October, except for holidays.

September 4 & 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

October 2 & 3 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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