Hazardous Waste Disposal Options

Hazardous Waste Disposal
Products (such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides) that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them. Proper disposal prevents pollution that could endanger human and environmental health.

The Delaware, Knox, Marion, Marrow Solid Waste District hosts special collection events each year where hazardous waste and/or electronics are accepted free of charge (small fee for paint) from residents.  The 2021 electronics collection event has been scheduled for June 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Call 740-393-4600 for event information.   

Chemicals, cleaners, oils, and other hazardous waste should never be poured down drains (including storm drains along the roadside.), toilets, or on the ground.  Federal law allows residents to dispose of hazardous waste in the trash. However, collection events allow materials to be recycled when possible and disposed of safely when recycling isn't an option.

Aerosol cans

Air conditioner



Chemicals (antifreeze, acids, pesticides, fertilizers, etc)


Fluorescent Light Bulbs