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.
Businesses should contact EEI to inquire about the disposal of hazardous materials at a commercially licensed facility.
Household Hazardous Waste List
Oil Based Paint
Gasoline mixed with oil
Propane cylinders & tanks
Acids & Caustics
Bleach & Household Cleaners
All Fluorescent Light Bulbs including Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL's) and Ballasts
Lawn Chemicals & Fertilizers
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
are also accepted through this program.
Needles, Pharmaceuticals, & Medical Waste
Latex and Water-based paint can be disposed of by using the following methods:
Latex and water-based paint are water soluble and can be dried out for disposal in the trash. There are paint hardeners available in stores or you can mix the paint with cat litter or sawdust. The lid may also be left off to speed up the process. When the paint is dry, throw it in with your regular trash.
EEI provides disposal of water-based paint at the cost of $1 per can.