What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Household hazardous waste is much different from hazardous materials. Think of hazardous household waste as anything that can typically be found on a grocery store shelf; e.g. paint, bleach, ammonia, batteries. The access to these materials is relatively easy, but disposing of them incorrectly can be hazardous to ourselves and the environment. On the other hand, hazardous material must be handled, issued, stored, and used according to specific guidelines and regulations.
In Baltimore County
There is a full-time collection facility in Baltimore County where you can drop off selected household hazardous waste materials. Paints are only accepted at this location April through November.
6259 Days Cove Road
White Marsh, Maryland 21162
Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
For more information about Baltimore County’s Hazardous Waste Collection policies, visit this website.
In Baltimore City
Baltimore City has a Household Hazardous Waste containment facility at its Northwest Citizen Convenience Center located at 2840 Sisson Street. The facility will collect materials from April through October.
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. Residents must also be able to identify the material.
For more information about Baltimore City’s Hazardous Waste Collection policies, visit this website.
Other Parts of Maryland
How Do I Store Household Hazardous Waste Between Collection Events?
Always keep all hazardous materials stored in a cool dry place and out of reach to all pets and children. You can also review the Recycling Processor List for private companies who may be able to assist you with some hazardous waste disposal for a fee. This list was developed by and can be found on the website of the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE). The Bureau of Solid Waste will continue to work with MDE in researching additional private hazardous waste disposal companies that may also be of assistance. As we do, the Processor list will be updated.