Household Hazardous Waste

HHW is any leftover household product that is flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.

Examples: Cleaning liquids, Mercury thermometers/thermostats, Oil, Pesticides, Fluorescent light bulbs, Propane cylinders, Antifreeze and automotive fluids.

How and where to dispose:

***denotes possible fee

Alkaline Batteries

  • HOW: Dispose of in household trash

Other Batteries

  • WHERE: Batteries Plus Bulbs (220 Hamilton Crossing Dr./ 865.983.1901)
  • WHAT:
    • Lead acid (Pb) Batteries - Cars, Trucks and Emergency Lighting
    • Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Batteries - Cordless phones, Tools and Two Way Radios
    • Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries - Camcorders, Cameras and Bar Code Scanners
    • Lithium Ion (Li Ion) & Lithium Polymer (Li Poly) - Cell phones and Laptops

Electronics and Appliances

  • HOW: Anything with a plug. 
  • WHERE:
    • Alcoa/Maryville/Blount County Landfill (240 Long Powers Rd., Friendsville/ 865.995.2892)***
    • B.C.S. Computer Recycling (865.274.9488)
    • Best Buy of Knoxville
    • E-Cycle of Knoxville (865.382.4530)
    • Target (800 Watkins Road., Maryville)
      • MP3 players and cellphones

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

  • HOW: All sizes, all styles
  • WHERE:
    • Lowe's Home Improvement ( 1098 Hunter's Crossing/ 865.982.2117)
    • Batteries Plus Bulbs (220 Hamilton Crossing Dr./ 865.983.1901)
    • The Home Depot (943 Foothills Mall Dr./ 865.983.6200)

Other Light Bulbs

  • WHERE: Batteries Plus Bulbs (220 Hamilton Crossing Dr./ 865.983.1901)***
  • WHAT:
    •  Plastic Coated and Shatter Shield
    •  Spot/Flood Lamps
    •  UV and Germicidal Lamps
    •  Incandescent
    •  Halogen
    •  Cold Cathode
    •  Metal Halide
    •  High Pressure Sodium
    •  Mercury Vapor
    •  Ballasts

Latex Paint

  • HOW: Dry it up. Mix in kitty litter, soil, sand, mortar mix or shredded paper. Leave the lid off to dry
  • WHERE: Once dry it can be disposed in you trash. 

Oil-Based Paint

  • HOW: Dried or wet. Dispose properly.
  • WHERE: Monroe County Paint Collection Day
    • Held every 2nd Wednesday of the month
    • Contact Monroe County Solid Waste for information: 423. 442.2497
  • GOOD TO KNOW: Consider donating paint to local organizations. 

Medications and Drugs

  • HOW: 24 hour Drop Off Box. No questions asked. 
  • WHERE: Blount County Justice Center (940 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville)

Printer Ink

  • HOW: Bring to local store with recycling program. 
  • WHERE:
    • Office Depot(727 Brenda Dr., Alcoa)
    • Target (800 Watkins Rd., Maryville)

Used Oil

  • HOW: Transport in closed containers. Free drop-off locations.
  • WHERE: 
    • Advanced Auto Retail Stores
    • Alcoa/Maryville/Blount County Landfill (240 Long Powers Rd./ 865.995.2892)
    • AutoZone Retailers
    • City of Alcoa Waste Oil Recycling Drop Off Center (corner of Springbrook Rd. & Edison St./ 865.380.4800)
    • Toms Auto Repair & Detail (2025 Alnwick Blvd./ 865.983.7686)
    • Tractor Supply Company (1800 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy./ 865.681.3336)

Other Hazardous Liquids