Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program

 

What to do with Household Hazardous Waste

Common household and automotive products are harmful to the environment when disposed of improperly. Unused household hazardous waste should never be poured down the drain, put into the trash, or stored for excessive periods of time.

Through the HHW Program, residents can drop off their materials and they will be safely recycled, reused, or disposed of properly. Every year thousands of Tucsonans are doing their part to keep Tucson clean and safe - you can too! The Tucson HHW service is available to all residents and fees are determined by residency.   

View and Print the 2022 Schedule 

Where to take your HHW:

  • Bring your hazardous waste and household chemicals to our main location at Los Reales Campus or attend one of our monthly drop-off events held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 8am to noon. Collection events take place in a different ward each month. 
  • At the events, in addition to HHW and E-waste (electronic waste), the City collects glass bottles and jars, and provides document shredding (limit 3 boxes per vehicle). 

Watch: HHW Saturday Collection Event Info 

Next drop-off collection: Saturday, October 8th, at Jacobs Park, 3300 N Fairview Ave.,  8:00 am - 12:00 noon

 

Drop-off Location, Hours, and Fees

The program is free to residents of the City of Tucson. Residents from Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, and unincorporated Pima County will be charged a $10 fee.

To prove residency, you must show your driver's license or current utility bill. 

Los Reales Landfill

5300 E. Los Reales Rd.
NEW HOURS: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

HHW FAQ:

Home Pick-up (this service is suspended due to COVID-19)

If you cannot drop materials off, you can request a home pick-up for a fee of $25, which will be added to your monthly bill.

Call to make an appointment at 520-791-3171 or submit an online service request.

This Home Pick-Up Service is only for residents within the City of Tucson Limits. 

 

Sponsor an HHW Collection Event (this service is suspended due to COVID-19)

Businesses and community groups can sponsor an HHW collection event for their members and/or employees. Environmental and General Services (EGSD) will assist any entity requesting a collection event to properly collect and dispose of HHW from residential communities.

Requests will be evaluated based on the requirements listed below:

  • Must be within Pima County boundaries.

  • An adequate event site must be provided.

    • The site must be large enough to allow vehicles to safely enter and exit the collection site, accommodate a 20’x20’ canopy, and provide enough space for vehicles to line up while being serviced so as to not cause unsafe traffic conditions on public road ways. EGSD staff will approve all proposed collection sites.

  • A letter of permission must be provided from the property owner, allowing the Tucson HHW Program, to hold an outreach collection on their property.

    • The letter must specify the collection date and times (allowing extra time for set-up and break-down) and must be signed by the property owner. Upon request, the property owner will receive an insurance certificate (proof of insurance). If the property owner is the City of Tucson, a letter of permission is not required.

  • Local area volunteers must be provided to assist during the outreach collection. The HHW Program will train new volunteers prior to working at an event.

Sponsors of collection events must also promote the event. Here are some ways you can do that:

  • Prepare an announcement postcard for bulk mailing within the collection boundaries.

  • Generate a news release for the media announcing the event.

  • Generate an announcement for the local neighborhood association(s) newsletter.

  • Generate an announcement for local retailers and/or major employers within the collection boundaries (if applicable).

  • Generate posters or flyers to place in key public advertisement boards within the collection boundaries.

  • Place an electronic message board within the collection boundaries 1-week prior (optional).

  • Place message banners within the collection boundaries 1-week prior (optional).

FEES:

Fees for non-standard HHW collection events have been established based on collection size by the number of residential participants expected. The fee includes full cost recovery for expenses related to EGSD including staff labor, trucks, canopy, supplies, disposal, and overhead costs. A service agreement will be prepared for each client.

Fee Schedule pdf