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Household Hazardous Waste - Where to dispose

If you or someone you know is unable to use it up, residents can dispose of unwanted and unused household hazardous waste as well as electronics on Saturdays during ToxDrop events throughout the city. The regular times and locations are below.


First Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Traders Point Collection Facility

7550 N. Lafayette Rd.


Second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Perry Township Government Center

4925 S. Shelby St.


Third Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Training Facility

9049 E. 10th St.


No drop-off sites are open on the fourth and fifth Saturdays of the month, nor on major holidays. DO NOT leave waste at the site when it is closed. This is considered illegal dumping. You can dispose of 20 gallons of liquid waste or 75 pounds of solid waste per visit. Transport items in crates, boxes, bins, or other containers that are easy to see through or ac-cess. Items in trash bags may not be accepted.


What can you dispose of with ToxDrop?


Acceptable household hazardous waste includes the items listed below. You can dispose of 20 gallons of liquid waste or 75 pounds of solid waste per visit. Transport it in plastic crates, cardboard boxes, storage bins, or in other containers that are easy to see through and access. Waste brought in trash bags may not be accepted.

  • AA and AAA batteries

  • Adhesives

  • Aerosol cans

  • Air fresheners

  • Ammonia

  • Bathroom cleaners

  • Brake fluid

  • Carpet cleaners

  • Chlorine bleach

  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs

  • Detergents

  • Electronics (find a list of acceptable electronics here )

  • Fertilizer

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Floor wax

  • Fluorescent light tubes

  • Furniture polish

  • Gasoline

  • Glue

  • Herbicides

  • Insecticides

  • Lead acid batteries

  • LED bulbs

  • Lighter fluid

  • Elemental mercury

  • Moth crystals

  • Nail polish & nail polish remover

  • Used cooking oil

  • Used motor oil

  • Oven cleaner

  • Paint

  • Paint stripper

  • Paint thinner

  • Pesticides Pool chemicals

  • Propane tanks (less than 20 lbs)

  • Rock salt

  • Stain removers

  • Thermostats

  • Thermometers

  • Wood stains

  • Wood varnishes

(The information above is from www.indy.gov/activity/hazardous-waste-dropoff-sites. Find out more about electronics recycling at ToxDrop here: www.indy.gov/activity/electronics-recycling-sites.)

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