Hazardous Materials Disposal -- Haz Bin
Learn more about Household Hazardous Waste from the Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/hw/household-hazardous-waste-hhw
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Holidays may affect the hours.)
The Haz Bin is operating as normal during COVID-19.
- To avoid leakage, do not put chemicals in trash bags.
- The dumpsters on site are for staff use only - NOT for hazardous waste.
- No dumping.
- Hazardous waste from businesses is not accepted.
- Call 502-574-3290 before bringing any unusual or unidentifiable items.
Asbestos floor tiles (less than 25 lbs)
Batteries (auto, household and rechargeables)
Cleaners (bathroom, rug, upholstery, all-purpose spot removers)
Fluorescent light bulbs & LED light bulbs
Furniture polishes and waxes
Gasoline (including boat gas)
Hearing aid/watch batteries
Lawn/garden hazardous chemicals (container must be left at HazBin)
Mercury thermometers and thermostats
Metal polishes and rust removers
Nail polish and removers
Oil based paint or lead paint
Oven and drain cleaners
Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides (container must be left at HazBin)
Propane tanks (1 lb and 20 lb grill tanks)
Solvents and degreasers
Swimming pool chemicals
Varnishes and stains
Items from businesses
Latex paint - how to dispose in the garbage
Containers larger than 5 gallons or 40 pounds
More than 25 lbs of Asbestos
Helium tanks (empty per manufacturer's instructions and recycle at a scrap metal recycling facility)
If you have any unusual or unidentifiable items, please call 502-574-3290 before bringing it to the HazBin.
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Business Hazardous Waste Disposal
HAZ BIN accepts hazardous waste from Louisville Metro residents only. Businesses wishing to dispose of hazardous materials should contact a local hazardous waste disposal company.
- Kentucky's Division of Waste Management, Hazardous Waste Program
- The EPA offers this document to help small businesses understand the federal regulations that apply to businesses that generate hazardous waste: Managing Your Hazardous Waste: A guide for small businesses
Add cat litter to the paint can (one part cat litter to one part paint) and stir until is has an oatmeal-like consistency. Allow the mixture to sit until mostly solid. (It may take a day or two.) Throw paint can with the dried paint into the garbage. Recycle the lid.
For very small amounts, you can paint on cardboard or newspaper and discard the cardboard/newspaper in the garbage when dry. Throw the paint can in the garbage and recycle the lid.