Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Collection Event

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are those wastes produced in our households that are hazardous in nature, but are not regulated as hazardous waste, under federal and state laws. Included are such items as old paints and paint related products, pesticides, pool chemicals, drain cleaners, and degreasers and other car care products. Such consumer waste products, if carelessly managed can, and frequently do, create environmental and public health concerns.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

HHW Collection Event Schedule

The next collection event is scheduled for: April 29th, 2017- 7am-2pm

Location: University Services Building Enter from Harvey Rd. East, first entrance on the left after Veteran’s Park

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Accepted Materials

A complete list of accepted materials can be found here.


Our goal is to increase public awareness regarding HHW and to dispose of the maximum amount of hazardous materials at these collection events. Since the program began in 1994, over 17,188 people have disposed of more than 763,066 pounds of hazardous waste and 112 tons of computers. In May 2003 the first E-waste collection was held and almost 15,000 pounds of computers, monitors and keyboards were collected. BVSWMA will continue to hold these HHW events in hopes that the Brazos Valley household residents will bring their hazardous waste to our FREE Household Hazardous Waste collection events.

Paint Disposal:

Do you have Latex Paint, and you are not sure how to get rid of it before the next Household Hazardous Waste Event?

Time and Kitty Litter will dry it up in a couple of days.

The Twin Oaks Landfill has free packets of Waste Paint Hardener. This product will dry it up within hours. This is a FREE Product that we will gladly give you.

Just stop by the scalehouse and pick up what you need.

waste paint pic

Need to Dispose of Computers Before the Next HHW Events?

Plug into Electronics Recycling – Texas Computer Equipment Recycling Program. For more information about this program, visit

Twin Oaks Landfill Computer Recycling- The Twin Oaks Landfill offers Computer & Electronic Recycling year round. When entering the facility, tell the scale house operators that you have Electronic Materials for Recycling. They will direct you to the WHITE GOODS AREA. There is no special fee associated with recycling, but you will be charged $26.69 per ton for the tipping fee.

HHW Program Awards

Brazos Valley Council of Governments Outstanding Award – September 2006
Keep America Beautiful National Distinguished Service Citation Award – November 2007
Keep Brazos Beautiful Can Do Award – December 2006
Keep Brazos Beautiful Distinguished Partner in Beauty Award – March 2008
Keep Texas Beautiful Governor’s Achievement Certificate – July 2007
Keep Texas Beautiful Regional Award for Household Hazardous Waste Program – April 2008
Keep Texas Beautiful Regional Award for Household Hazardous Waste Program – June 2009
Keep Texas Beautiful Regional Award for Household Hazardous Waste Program – June 2010
Recycling Alliance of Texas Outstanding Sustainability Program Award – 2006