Baltimore City residents may recycle their household hazardous waste at our Northwest Citizen Convenience Center located at 2840 Sisson Street. This facility only accepts resident’s hazardous waste between April and October. Businesses and commercial users are not permitted to drop their household hazardous waste at this facility and should contact a private vendor for disposal. Commercial vehicles are also not allowed at this facility.
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Household hazardous waste is anything that can typically be found on a grocery or home improvement store shelf such as bleach, ammonia, batteries, paint, etc. The access to these materials is relatively easy, but disposing of them incorrectly can be hazardous to us and the environment. Household hazardous waste material must be handled, stored, and recycled according to specific guidelines and regulations.
Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Baltimore City residents may recycle their household hazardous waste at our Northwest Citizen Convenience Center located at 2840 Sisson Street between the months of April and October. See schedule below.
Businesses and commercial users are not permitted to drop their household hazardous waste at this facility and should contact a private vendor for disposal. Commercial vehicles are also not allowed at this facility.
For more information about recycling hazardous materials, please view the Maryland Department of the Environment's fact sheet.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule for 2021:
|April 9 and 10 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
||August 6 and 7 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
|May 7 and 8 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
||September 3 and 4 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
|June 4 and 5 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
||October 1 and 2 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
|July 2 and 3 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
All Materials must be in original packaging with manufacturer's label. No unmarked or leaking containers will be accepted.
Accepted Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials Not Accepted
- Automotive Fluids (e.g. antifreeze, transmission and power brake fluid)
- Glycols (e.g. Antifreeze)
- Household Cleaning Products
- Oil Paint
- Paint Thinners
- Pool Cleaners
- Pool Chemicals
- Propane Tanks
- Rust Removers
- Fire Extinguishers
- Turpentine (Varnishes & Stains)
- Florescent Light Bulbs
- Photographic Chemicals
- Acids (e.g. Sulfuric Acid)
- Industrial Wastes
- Medical Wastes
- Radioactive Materials
Are there other ways to dispose of compact florescent light bulbs (CFL)?
We strongly urge residents to recycle CFLs at our Northwest Citizen Convenience Center when it's accepting household hazardous waste. However some Ikea locations and HomeDepot stores also offer a “Free Take Back” program. Please check with retailers for program details.
View our 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Flyer
How do I dispose of non-accepted materials?
If you have hazardous waste that cannot be disposed of at our Northwest Citizen Convenience Center, please review the Recycling Directory maintained by Maryland Recycles for private companies who may be able to assist; noting some charge a fee for their services.