Household Hazardous Waste
We all have hazardous waste lurking in our homes-oven cleaner, window cleaner, flea collars, pool chemicals, nail polish remover, oil based paint in rusty old paint cans. Anything that has a skull and crossbones on the label, or the words "poison", "hazardous", "danger", or cautions you to properly ventilate the area while cleaning, is household hazardous waste and must be not be thrown away with your trash.
Rhode Island's Disposal Solution
Eco-Depot is a free service for Rhode Island residents who wish to dispose of their household hazardous waste safely and properly. The service is available by appointment only. For a list of collection dates and other pertinent information, including the types of waste Eco-Depot accepts, please click on the documents to the left.
Most Common HHW
- Paint: There are now more drop-off locations for paint, in additon to the Eco-Depot. Click here to learn about these.
- Rechargeable batteries: Note that single-use batteries are not considered hazardous. Click here for disposal and recycling information on these.
- Mercury containing devices: This includes thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent bulbs. Click here for disposal information on fluorescent light bulbs.
- Fertilizer and Pool Chemicals
- Automotive Fluids
Download our Eco-Depot brochure to the left, for a complete list of HHW.