Franklin County Commissioner, Marilyn Brown, speaks on the proper disposal of Household Hazardous Waste materials. (HHW)
Household Hazardous Waste Location
SWACO provides free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal services for all Franklin County residents. SWACO contracts Environmental Enterprises Incorporated (EEI) to offer free residential recycling for HHW. Please consider buying less hazardous alternatives when possible!
Hours at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center have been expanded. An extra day has also been added for the convenience of residents of Franklin County. Residents can bring their old lawn chemicals, paints strippers, acids, insecticides, etc. (See list below) for recycling and/or environmentally safe disposal.
Disposal of oil based paint is available at no charge. EEI provides disposal of water based paint to all Franklin County residents at the cost of $1 per any size can.
*This program is NOT offered free to businesses. Businesses should contact EEI to inquire about the disposal of hazardous materials at a commercially licensed facility.
Household Hazardous Waste List
Oil Based Paint
Motor Oil Kerosene
Gasoline mixed with oil
Propane cylinders & tanks
Cyanides Pool Chemicals
Acids & Caustics
Bleach & Household Cleaners Drain Cleaners
All Fluorescent Light Bulbs including Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL's) and Ballasts
Lawn Chemicals & Fertilizers
Fire Extinguishers Rat Poison
Household, vehicle, computer, and other batteries
Fats, Oils and Greases:
Items will be accepted if delivered
in a tightly sealed container.
Smoke Detectors and Helium Tanks
Thermostats and other items containing mercury
Needles, Pharmaceuticals, & Medical Waste
Latex and Water-based paint can be disposed of by using the following methods:
*EEI provides disposal of water-based paint at the cost of $1 per any size can.
Latex or water-based paints are water soluble and are not considered hazardous. Paint hardeners, cat litter or sawdust may be added to left over latex paint in order to solidify the unused product. The lid may also be left off to speed up the drying process. Once dried it may be disposed of with your regular trash.