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Household Hazardous Waste

  • Electronics Disposal

    Electronics disposal

    Televisions and computers contain hazardous materials such as lead or mercury. These items should not be put into a garbage truck or landfills. To ensure we comply with electronics disposal laws, follow these guidelines.

    Recycle at the Manufacturer

    Texas law requires computer and television manufacturers to take back and recycle their own equipment at no cost to the consumer. Some manufacturers also include incentives for purchasing new products when you bring your old device to recycle. Visit www.texasrecyclescomputers.orgwww.texasrecyclestvs.org, or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a complete list of brand names and manufacturers with computer and television recycling programs.

    Recycle in Denton

    Curbside: Televisions and computer monitors are collected curbside for recycling by calling Customer Service (940) 349-8080. A collection and handling fee of $20 per device applies.

    Drop Off: Televisions, computers, and all other small household electronics and kitchen electrics are accepted for recycling at ECO-W.E.R.C.S. Resource Recovery Park. Televisions, computers, and other devices with a screen will have a handling fee of $15 per device. All other small household electronics and kitchen electronics will be accepted at no charge. Please erase all personal information.

  • Drug Disposal

    How to dispose of prescription drugs

    It is important to dispose of your prescription and over the counter drugs properly. By placing them in the City drug disposal kiosk, you are ensuring that they will not end up in local streams where it can harm local wildlife. The drug disposal kiosk is free of charge and located in the Denton Police Department lobby at 601 E. Hickory St., and is available for use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The kiosk accepts all:

    • Prescription medications: pills, liquids, creams, patches, inhalers
    • Over-the-counter medications
    • Pet medications
    • Vitamins and herbal supplements

    PLEASE NOTE: Syringes and sharp items are not accepted.

  • Home Chemical Collection

    Unused chemicals, expired batteries, and burned-out light bulbs need to be disposed of properly to avoid contaminating our water supplies and landfills. 

    All Denton residents can receive at-home collection by calling (940) 349-8080 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule a collection. Items collected will be reused, recycled, or properly disposed. To collect your unwanted chemicals, make a detailed list of each item, quantity, and the container size, then call to schedule pickup. 

    • Chemicals must be in their original labeled containers, except used motor oil and cooking oil.
    • Collect oil in a container with a screw-top lid.
    • Container size limit of 10 gallons (liquid) or 50 pounds (dry weight) per collection.
    • For sized small containers, items must fit into a box no larger than 20" x 14" x 14" in size.
    • Please note that chemicals set out without calling, will NOT be collected.

    Items accepted include:

    • Used motor oil and used cooking oil (screw top lid)
    • Batteries of all kinds
    • Paint of all kinds
    • Lightbulbs of all kinds
    • Household cleaners
    • Aerosol cans
    • Automotive fluids and fuels
    • Lawn and garden items including fertilizer, pesticides and weed killers
    • Pool chemicals and additives
    • Vanishes, strippers, turpentine and stains
    • Glues and epoxies

    Items NOT accepted include:

    • Ammunition and explosives
    • Arsenic
    • Commercial waste
    • Chemicals not in original containers
    • Medical waste
    • Nuclear/radioactive waste
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Propane and butane cylinders
    • Tires and trash
    • Unidentified chemicals
    • Compressed gas

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