Where to recycle Household Hazardous Waste  
and how to prepare it in Douglas County, Oregon

What is it? Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household hazardous waste" or "HHW." Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides, that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.

Improper disposal of HHW can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health. Many communities in the United States offer a variety of options for conveniently and safely managing HHW. For more information on which wastes at home are hazardous refer to the list below of common household products with potentially hazardous ingredients.

Where do I take Paint?

Paint is now recyclable at two locations:

  • Harrison's Hardware in Winston
  • Sherwin Williams in Roseburg

Accepted: Household Paint, Varnish and Stain
Must be in original container, sealed, and liquid

NO thinners, aresols, adhesives, or other liquid waste

For more information visit:


Household Batteries

Call 2 Recycle

Douglas County Recycling Poster



Reusing the materials is always best!
Try to find someone else who can use it the way it was designed.

Remember! Liquids are NOT allowed in the landfill
by State Law.


Recycle batteries

Compact Flourescent Lights?

NEW!!! Compact Flourescent Light Bulbs (CFL) can now be taken to Home Depot for free recycling. Simply take your intact bulbs to the return desk!

HHW must be taken to Eugene to the HHW Disposal Center operated by Lane County Public Works.

For more information you may visit Lane County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
or call 541-682-3111

Occasionally as State funds are made available, there may be HHW Collection Events held within the County as seen here.


List of Common Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Products

The following list shows common household items containing potentially hazardous ingredients that might be found in your garage, basement, or other storage space in your home.

Cleaning Products
  • Oven cleaners
  • Drain cleaners
  • Wood and metal cleaners and polishes
  • Toilet cleaners
  • Tub, tile, shower cleaners
  • Bleach (laundry)
  • Pool chemicals

Lawn and Garden Products

  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides/wood preservatives
Automotive Products
  • Motor oil
  • Fuel additives
  • Carburetor and fuel injection cleaners
  • Air conditioning refrigerants
  • Starter fluids
  • Automotive batteries
  • Transmission and brake fluid
  • Antifreeze

Other Flammable Products

  • Propane tanks and other compressed gas cylinders
  • Kerosene
  • Home heating oil
  • Diesel fuel
  • Gas/oil mix
  • Lighter fluid


Indoor Pesticides

  • Ant sprays and baits
  • Cockroach sprays and baits
  • Flea repellents and shampoos
  • Bug sprays
  • Houseplant insecticides
  • Moth repellents
  • Mouse and rat poisons and baits

Workshop/Painting Supplies

  • Adhesives and glues
  • Furniture strippers
  • Oil or enamel based paint
  • Stains and finishes
  • Paint thinners and turpentine
  • Paint strippers and removers
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Fixatives and other solvents


  • Household Batteries
  • Mercury thermostats or thermometers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (Take your compact fluorescents to Home Depot or Lowes.)
  • Driveway sealer

Asbestos and Petroleum Contaminated Soil (PCS):
Call 541-440-4487 to arrange for a permit for disposal

Click the link below for a printable chart for your reference