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Household Hazardous and Electronic WasteHazardous waste containers

Metro residents can bring all kinds of household hazardous waste, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and electronic waste to Nashville's Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Facility located at the East Waste and Recycling Facility. Valid Davidson County identification is necessary to drop items off at the household hazardous waste facility.

East Center
943A Doctor Richard G. Adams Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 862-8631
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-5:00pm and Sun. Noon-4:00pm

Household hazardous waste (HHW) refers to products containing potentially harmful or toxic chemicals, often used for cleaning and maintenance of our homes.

Desktop computer pictureElectronic waste includes computers, printers and scanners, TV's, microwaves, video or music cassettes/disks and more.

Electronic waste can also be taken to the Omohundro Waste and Recycling Facility.

To learn more about household hazardous waste and some of the alternatives, please download our Household Hazardous Waste brochure.

Additional used oil collection locations, for more information call (800) 287-9013.

Residents can bring up to 15 gallons or 100 pounds of household hazardous waste and one computer system each month. There is no fee to drop-off household hazardous or electronic waste at the East Convenience Center.

Acceptable Hazardous or Electronic Waste Items

Note: Effective January 1, 2014, Latex paint (water-based paint) will no longer be accepted - here are some suggestions for safe ways to dispose of unwanted latex paint

  • Adhesives
  • Antifreeze
  • Bleach
  • Brake fluid
  • Car wax and cleaners
  • Caulk
  • CD players
  • Cellular phones and batteries
  • CFL's (compact fluorescent lamps, bulbs or tubes)
  • Computer components (cables, keyboards, mice, hubs, external drives, peripherals, etc.)
  • Computer disks
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer systems (limit 1 per resident/month)
  • Cooking grease
  • Detergent
  • Drain opener
  • Flea collars
  • Fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Household batteries
  • Household cleaners
  • Insect repellant
  • Insecticide
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Lighter fluid
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Mothballs
  • Motor oil
  • Music cassettes and disks
  • Oil based paint
  • Oven cleaner
  • Pesticides
  • Pet spray and dip
  • Pool chemicals
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Rat and mouse poison
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Scanners
  • Shoe polish
  • Spot remover
  • Stereos
  • Stain
  • Tape players
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Transmission fluid
  • Tub and tile cleaner
  • TV's
  • Varnish
  • VCRs
  • Video cassettes and disks
  • Weed killer
  • Windshield wiper fluid

Unacceptable Items

  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Industrial, commercial or business generated hazardous waste
  • Latex and/or acrylic paint, stains and paint thinners (safe ways to dispose of unwanted latex paint)
  • Medical waste (needles can be put inside red medical sharp containers or two liter bottles with the lid and placed in your trash container). 
  • Unused or expired medications
  • Any household hazardous waste in commercial or work vehicles.
  • Any household hazardous waste from out of county residents.
  • Any household hazardous waste over 15 gallons or 100 pounds per household/month.

For questions about household hazardous waste call (615) 880-1000.

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.