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Household Hazardous Waste
Municipal Service Center

(979) 209-5900 / (979) 209-5959 Fax
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The Brazos Valley Solid Waste Agency (BVSWMA), in conjunction with the cities of Bryan and College Station, sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) each year in the fall and spring.

The next date will be a Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7am - 2pm. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION! The events are currently being held at the University Services Building, 3380 University Drive East on Harvey Road near Veteran's Park in College Station. This event allows all citizens in our area the opportunity to dispose FREE of charge numerous household hazardous wastes such as: cleaning solutions, corrosive waste, ignitable waste, automotive waste, pharmaceuticals, computers, fluorescent light blubs and many other items. For a complete list of accepted items and more information please visit the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency's Household Hazardous Waste web page. BVSWMA has a 24-hour hotline for more information at (979) 764-3809.

This event is another means of keeping our community clean and safe. By diverting hazardous chemicals from our waste stream and landfill, we can keep our water, air and soil healthier for all of us.

This event only takes place twice a year and, in the meantime, there are many ways you can lessen the amount of toxins entering our natural environment. Remember to look for less-toxic cleaners, detergents and household products. Try using organic products on your lawn and gardens, including compost, which acts as a natural fertilizer. Share leftovers with friends and neighbors, and recycle materials such as newspaper, aluminum, #1 & #2 plastics, clear, green and brown glass, cardboard, steel cans, used motor oil and oil filters, tires and brown and clear plastic grocery bags.

If you have any questions regarding Household Hazardous Waste or the collection events, please call Micaela Farrington-Aguilar, BVSWMA Event Specialist, at (979) 764-3832.

Here's a list of items acceptable for disposal at the Household Hazardous Waste Event:

Corrosive Waste: 
Boric acid,
Car battery acid,
Copper cleaners/metal cleaners,
Hydrochloric acid,
Phosphoric acid,
Pool acid,
Toilet bowl cleaners,
Ammonia & ammonia-base cleaners,
Battery terminal cleaner,
Caustic soda,
Drain cleaners,
Oven cleaners,
Ant & roach killers,
Antifreeze Baygon,
Black Flag,
Chrome/silver polish,
Dog repellant,
Flea spray/powder,
Insect sprays,
Moth crystals,
Off insect repellant,
Plant food,
Pruning paint,
Rock salt,
Rose dust,
Sevin dust,
Snail/slug killer,
Tree root/stump killer,
Weed and grass killer,
and Windshield wiper fluid
Ignitable Waste:
Adhesives & glues,
Air fresheners,
Asphalt driveway toppings,
Charcoal lighter fluid,
Enamel/oil-based paints,
Epoxy paints,
Fiberglas resin and hardeners,
Hobby solvents,
Lacquer paint,
Lighter fluid,
Linseed oil,
Liquid waxes,
Nail polish removers,
Paint/varnish removers,
Paint strippers,
Petroleum distillates,
Plastic model cement,
Rug cleaners,
Spot removers,
and Wood stain
Cleaning Solutions:
Oven cleaners,
Wood cleaners,
Wood polishes,
Metal cleaners,
Metal polishes,
and Floor polishes

Automotive Waste:

Automotive body filter,
Automotive oils,
and Brake fluid

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