- Drop-off hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (at all locations and dates listed below).
- Program for Anne Arundel County Residents only.
- Commercially registered vehicles, including rentals, and commercial waste are not accepted.
- For questions and comments on household hazardous waste drop-off days call (410) 222-7951.
- Be prepared to show an Anne Arundel County driver's license and registration.
|03/25/23||Heritage Office Complex (2662 Riva Road; Annapolis, MD 21401)|
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|09/16/23||Heritage Office Complex (2662 Riva Road; Annapolis, MD 21401)|
|10/14/23||Heritage Office Complex (2662 Riva Road; Annapolis, MD 21401)|
During the events, trained personnel will ask you to remain in your car while they unload the HHW from your trunk. To make unloading safe for staff and fast for you: Tightly secure all container lids to avoid leaks and spills then set your HHW in boxes or plastic totes to contain accidental spills during transport. Due to the ongoing pandemic, plastic totes are not guaranteed to be returned to customers.
- Call 410-222-7951 before an event if you have any drums of material. Drums will not be returned.
- Transfer large amounts of fuel into travel-safe gas cans so staff can empty them and return them back to the owner for reuse.
- Keep materials in their original packaging, when possible, and label any material that had to be packed in alternative containers. Never mix different types of HHW in one container.
- Secure your material in your vehicle’s trunk, backseat or truck bed, to keep it safely away from passengers during transport.
- Make sure items can be easily accessed. Never cover or block your materials under other items like trash or yard waste.
A wide variety of material is accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off events including:
- Rechargeable batteries
- Oil-based paints
Note: Latex paint is accepted at all Recycling Centers year-round
- Staining agents
- Paint solvents
- Household and automotive cleaners
- At-home photo developing chemicals
- Motor oil (mixed with water, fuel or any other product)
Note: Motor oil that is not mixed is accepted for recycling at all Recycling Centers year-round
- Antifreeze (mixed with fuel or any other fluid)
Note: Antifreeze that is not mixed is accepted for recycling at all Recycling Centers year-round
- Pool chemicals
- Gasoline, Kerosene and other fuels
- Mercury thermometers
- Mercury thermostats Click here to find the nearest Thermostat Recycling Corp. collection point
- Fluorescent lights (tubes & bulbs) (See Special Note )
- Mercury vapor lamps
- Asbestos (small quantities accepted, limit 4 bags per resident per event and cannot be over 40 lbs. Maximum accepted 160 lbs. per event). Must be wetted and double bagged.
- Freon and other refrigerants (small aerosol cans only - 18 ounces or less)
- Flares (paper covered roadside flares ONLY)
Please Note: Aerial/Parachute flares and Smoke/Marine flares are not accepted.
The following items are not accepted at Household Waste Drop-off events:
- Non-Rechargeable Batteries
- Latex Paint
- Motor Oil
- Propane Tanks
This is not a complete list of materials that are not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off events. View complete list here.
Please Note: These materials are accepted daily at all County Recycling Centers. Visit Call2Recycle.org for battery recycling options.
Resources For Businesses
About Hazardous Chemicals
- Avoid purchasing hazardous household materials
- Using up what you buy
- Giving away what you cannot use
- Using safer alternatives
Stop Using Hazardous Products in Your Home. Use Safer Alternatives Instead!
|Ammonia-based cleaners||Vinegar, salt and water mixture for surface cleaning. Baking soda and water for the bathroom.|
|Abrasive cleaners||Rub area with one-half lemon dipped in borax, then rinse.|
|Floor or furniture polish||1 part lemon juice, 2 parts olive or vegetable oil.|
|Silver polishes||Soak in boiling water with baking soda, salt, a piece of aluminum.|
|Toilet cleaners||Baking soda, toilet brush.|
|Disinfectants||One-half cup borax in 1 gallon water.|
|Drain cleaners||Plunger; flush with boiling water, one-quarter cup baking soda, one-quarter cup vinegar.|
|Rug/upholstery cleaners||Dry cornstarch sprinkled on, then vacuumed.|
|Water softener||One-quarter cup vinegar in final rinse.|
|Oil stains||White chalk rubbed into stain before laundering.|
|Glass cleaner||White vinegar and water or rubbing alcohol and water.|
|Copper cleaner||Paste of lemon juice, salt and flour or, rub on tomato paste, rinse off and buff.|
|Abrasive cleaners||Baking soda|
|Stainless steel polish||Baking soda or mineral oil for shining, vinegar to remove spots.|
|Mildew remover||Lemon juice and salt or white vinegar and salt.|
Natural Cleaning Products Shopping List
|Baking Soda||Borax||White Chalk|
|Aluminum Foil||Flour||Lemon Juice|
|Cornstarch||Rubbing Alcohol||Vegetable Oil|
|Olive Oil||Tomato Paste|