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Sanitation - Hazardous Materials

Many household products contain hazardous ingredients that can be harmful when used or discarded incorrectly. Improper disposal of these products can pose a threat to human health and pollute the environment.

DO NOT place these items in your refuse container and DO NOT place these items out for bulk trash collection.

Here is a list of common household hazardous items:

  • Antifreeze and automotive products, including car batteries, oil and filters
  • Flammables
  • Mercury
  • Oil-based paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Paint, oil, gasoline, antifreeze and  other automotive liquids (There is a 20-gallon limit)

No single container may be larger than 5-gallons. 

All items should be in their original containers and must be clearly marked to identify their contents. 

It is important to always read the label to determine the dangers.  Look for words like flammable, corrosive, toxic and Handle with Care.

Call the Hazardous Materials Hotline at (623) 930-3410 for pre-recorded information about the disposal, storage and handling of hazardous materials.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Did you know that common household hazardous waste can be dangerous when mixed with other garbage material? Simple items that mix together can cause fires or deadly poisonous vapors.

Sanitation drivers have been recently hospitalized or have received treatment from collecting pool acid that negatively reacts with other garbage items. In fact, Glendale Fire responds to 300 household hazardous waste incidents a year.

Residents can get rid of their household hazardous waste all at once curbside through the Glendale’s Household Hazardous Waste pick-up event.

The Glendale Sanitation Division offers residents the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste with its home collection service. Residents can sign-up for the service by contacting the Sanitation Division during the dates listed above. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Hazardous materials that will be accepted include paints and stains, antifreeze and other automotive fluids, pesticides, motor oil and filters, batteries, pool chemicals and household cleaners. Items that are unacceptable are explosives, radioactive materials, tires, drums, ammunition and medical or business wastes.

There is a 20-gallon limit on paint, oil, gasoline, antifreeze and other automotive liquids. No single container may be larger than 5-gallons. All items should be in their original containers and must be clearly marked to identify their contents.

2015 Household Hazardous Waste Schedule

Make Your Appointment: Feb. 23 – Mar. 20
Collection: Mar. 16 – April 3
Make Your Appointment: Sept. 28 – Oct. 23
Collection: Oct. 19 – Nov. 6

To arrange a pickup of hazardous waste materials, residents can call the Sanitation Division at (623) 930-2660.

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Tips For a Better Environment - CFL bulbs

Most residents have them. Most residents don’t know what to do with the old ones when bulbs need to be replaced. They are those squiggly little bulbs that save you energy. CFL bulbs have an ever growing list of locations to take them for proper disposal. Some national store chains having recycling drop off locations for CFL bulbs are:

Ace Hardware Home Depot Lowe’s
20165 N. 67th Ave. 5902 W. Peoria Ave. 5809 W. Northern Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308 Glendale, AZ 85302 Glendale, AZ 85301
623.376.8216 623.487.7357 623.463.6120

Drop off bins are located conveniently inside of the store. Bulbs may also be collected at your upcoming Household Hazardous Waste event.


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