On July 18, 2020, you can safely dispose of your household hazardous waste — for FREE. This collection event will take place at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. till noon.
Recycling or proper disposal of household hazardous waste helps protect the environment from pollution. During this free event, Gwinnett residents can drop off many of these hard-to-dispose-of items.
Gwinnett residents are allowed to bring up to five containers of household hazardous waste. A container can be a laundry basket, copy paper box, or similar sized container. Note that your container will not be returned to you.
A full list of accepted materials and guidance on container sizes can also be found on the Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful website. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please be patient if you have a slightly longer wait time than usual. You’ll need to allocate an hour or more of your time for the drop-off process, so you may want to bring water and a snack. You’ll be asked to stay in your car.
Visit GwinnettCB.org/events for more information about what to expect.
The Gwinnett County Fairgrounds are located at:
2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Hazardous items that will be accepted:
- Aerosol/spray pesticides
- Automotive products (engine degreaser, brake fluid, transmission fluid, antifreeze, etc.)
- Cleaners, corrosives, spot removers, acids and bases
- Aerosol/spray paint
- Auto batteries
- Batteries (household and rechargeable)
- Chlorinated solvents
- Cooking oil and grease
- Fire extinguishers
- Flammables (lighter fluid and waste fuels (kerosene, gasoline, diesel fuel, etc.)
- Fluorescent bulbs and ballasts
- Latex and water based paints
- Lawn care products
- Mercury salts and elemental mercury thermometers
- Oil based paint and stains
- Propane cylinders
- Solvents and varnishes
- Thermostats and other mercury containing items
- Thinners and paint strippers
- Weed killer
- Wood preservatives
NOTE: Items that will NOT be accepted include ammunition, radioactive waste, prescription drugs, biomedical/biohazard waste.