Did you know that you aren’t supposed to put paint, chemicals or florescent light bulbs in your trash?
You probably did know this. But the real challenge is to figure out how to dispose of items not allowed in your regular residential trash.
St. Louis Hazardous Waste Disposal:
If you live in St. Louis City, St. Louis County or Jefferson County, you can drop off your hazardous waste in North County (Florissant) or South County (Lemay).
The program is for residential households only. Commercial entities, businesses, and schools are not permitted to dispose of hazardous wastes at these facilities.
What can you drop off?
- paints (oil-based, craft and hobby paints)
- fire extinguishers
- gasoline and other fuels
- solvents and strippers
- motor oil and filters
- gas cylinders/propane tanks (20 pounds or smaller)
- fluorescent lightbulb tubes
- rechargeable batteries, alkaline batteries (AA or AAA batteries)
- antifreeze, brake and transmission fluid
- pool chemicals and other acids and bases
- car batteries
- wood preservatives
- driveway sealants
- items containing mercury (such as thermometers, thermostats, and mercuric salts)
NOTE: Latex paint is accepted at the facility for recycling, but residents will pay the full cost of this service ($.50 per pound)
Household Waste Not Accepted:
- explosives and ammunition
- radioactive waste
- smoke detectors
- holiday lights
- medical waste (prescriptions and medicines)
- household trash
- unknown cylinders
- other bulky items and any hazardous material generated by a business or commercial entity