Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

  1. Environmental Services
Environmental Services

Environmental Services Building

4277 Wire Rd, Suite 100

Catrina Cook

Catrina Cook

Environmental Services Director

The City of Auburn Environmental Services Department hosts two Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days in the spring and fall. Our Household Hazardous Waste Collection events are scheduled for March 23, 2024, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., and October 12, 2024, from 9 am until 1 p.m.

LOCATION CHANGE: Please note, this year’s events will be held at the brand new Environmental Services Complex at 4277 Wire Road.

These free events give Auburn residents the opportunity to drop off hazardous materials that are illegal to dispose of during weekly garbage collection. We will also accept paper documents for secure, on-site shredding as well as computers/electronics for recycling.

On the day of the event, participants should load the materials they wish to drop off in the trunk or rear of their vehicle. Participants should enter the Environmental Services Complex via Wire Road and follow the signage.

Residents may bring up to 20 pounds of material per household for disposal. Participation is limited to Auburn residents. Proof of residency can be shown by bringing a recent water bill.

Register for the Spring 2024 Event

Permissible Items

No farm, commercial or industrial waste is permitted.

Acceptable items

  • Adhesives, glues, resins
  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammonia
  • Antifreeze
  • Bleach
  • Brake fluids
  • Car batteries
  • Cesspool cleaners
  • Creosote
  • Drain cleaners
  • Dry cell batteries
  • Engine degreasers
  • Engine & radiator flushes
  • Floor cleaner
  • Gasoline
  • Hearing aid batteries
  • Herbicides
  • Insect sprays
  • Kerosene
  • Latex paints
  • Metal polish
  • Mothballs
  • Muriatic acid (HCI)
  • NiCad batteries
  • Oil based paints
  • Old chemistry sets
  • Oven cleaners
  • Paint thinners
  • Pesticides
  • Photo chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Radiator cleaners
  • Rodent killers
  • Rust preventatives
  • Sealants
  • Solvents
  • Spot removers
  • Transmission fluid
  • Used engine oil
  • Varnishes
  • Weed killers
  • Wood preservatives
  • Wood stains
  • Wood strippers

Unacceptable items

  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Gun powder
  • Radioactive waste
  • Smoke detectors
  • Substances regulated by the DEA
  • Unknown gas cylinders
  • Unknown materials
  • Unstable wastes