Hazardous wastes include items such as paint, turpentine, strippers, varnishes, bathroom cleaners, ammonia, all-purpose cleaners, pesticides, fluorescent bulbs. Take hazardous waste to the city of Austin Hazardous Waste Facility. See flier on Proper Disposal of Your Home Chemicals (PDF - To view PDF file, download Adobe Reader) for more information. The City of Austin Household Hazardous Waste Facility is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:00 - 6:00 pm and the first Saturday of the month from 7 am to noon to residents of Austin and Travis County only. View City of Austin - Map to Hazardous Waste Facility for direction.
Household chemicals contribute to both indoor and outdoor pollution. For more information on natural cleaners visit the City of Austin - Alternative Cleaners and Pesticides web page.
UT Environmental Health and Safety is in charge of the disposal of chemical, biological, and radioactive waste for UT Austin. Hazardous materials include fluorescent light bulbs, mercury, sharps, solvents and cleaners, oils, paint and other chemicals.