Household Chemical Collection Accepted Items

Household Products

  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Cooking oils
  • Drain cleaners
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Floor-care products
  • Furniture polish
  • Insect sprays
  • Metal polish with solvent
  • Oven cleaners
  • Window cleaners

Garden Products

  • Fertilizer
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Pesticides

Pool Products

  • Alkaline additive
  • Muriatic acid
  • Pool chlorine
  • Pool cleaners
  • Shock treatment

Garage-stored Products

  • Aerosol spray paint
  • Anti-freeze
  • Brake, power steering and transmission fluid
  • Car batteries and battery acid
  • Car wax and metal polish with solvent
  • Diesel fuel


  • Gasoline (in a container designed and manufactured to hold gasoline)
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter fluid
  • Motor oil and oil filters
  • Paint, paint strippers and thinners (NOTE: Cans with dried paint may be thrown in the trash cart.)


  • Primers
  • Propane tanks
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish
  • Wood preservatives

Not Accepted Items

  • Ammunition
  • Arsenic
  • Asbestos
  • Biohazards
  • Chemical containers larger than 5 gallons
  • Chemicals not in original containers (with the exception of automotive fluids)
  • Common household batteries (AAA/AA/C/D/9-volt/12-volt)
  • Expired medication
  • Explosives or fireworks
  • Helium tanks
  • Medical waste, including syringes
  • Mercury**
  • Nuclear/radioactive materials (smoke detectors)
  • Photographic processing chemicals
  • Unlabeled/commercial quantities of HHW chemicals
** If you are a resident of Plano, you may call the Health Department at 972-941-7143 to schedule a pick-up time for your mercury thermometers or mercury thermostats. Please note - thermometers red in color do not contain mercury and are not considered hazardous