Household Hazardous Waste

Employees working in the drop off center.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) should never be placed inside any cart for curbside collection and always brought to HHW Drop-Off Centers.


  • A recent CPS Energy bill showing payment of the Environmental Fee and picture ID are required.
  • Contents should be kept in the original container.
  • If the container is leaking, transfer contents to a leak proof or lined cardboard box.
  • Do not mix different materials in the same container or bag.
  • Place all items in a box and put it in the trunk or truck bed during transport.
  • A technician will unload the HHW materials and return the containers upon request.
  • If materials are brought in a non-approved container, it will not be returned.
  • Paint and other liquid waste are limited to five 5-gallon cans or 25 1-gallon cans with a 220-pound limit.

Accepted Materials

  • Auto fluids
  • Batteries
  • Cooking oil
  • E-waste
  • Fluorescent light fixtures and ballasts
  • Household cleaners and solvents
  • Lacquer, shellac, furniture polish 
  • Oil filters
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Printer cartridges

Unaccepted Materials

  • Ammunition or fireworks
  • Commercial or medical waste
  • Medicine
  • Trash

Drop-Off Options

Permanent Drop-Off Location

7030 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
Tuesday - Friday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except holidays)
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (except holidays)

Drop-Off Events