Hazardous Materials Disposal -- Haz Bin
Environmental Protection Agency's information about Household Hazardous Waste.
Residents of Louisville/Jefferson County can drop off unwanted Household Hazardous Materials at the Haz Bin:
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Holidays may affect hours.)
- 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.
Asbestos floor tiles (less than 25 lbs) How to handle asbestos safely.
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
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)
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There is no longer a latex paint recycling program. Habitat ReStore at 4044 Taylorsville Road will accept new, unopened paint with a complete label. No used or opened paint or stains or any chemicals are accepted.
How to dispose of used or opened latex paint:
- If there is only a small quantity of paint in the can, remove the lid and let stand in a well-ventilated area away from children or pets until dry.
- Containers with dried latex paint may be placed in tightly sealed plastic bags and placed in garbage containers for pickup. The metal lid may be recycled.
- Oil based paint or lead paint must be taken to Haz Bin for disposal.
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
Know Waste Webinar about Household Hazardous Waste disposal in Louisville: