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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center

Hours of Operation

From 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month; limit of one visit per day.


923 Wilkes Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Directions (located on Wilkes Road past Treatment & Processing Facility)


There is no charge for disposal. There is a limit of 10 gallons or 80 lbs (pounds) of acceptable waste.

What is household hazardous waste?
If you are not sure if a product is hazardous, take a look at these pages. If you still cannot figure out if a product is hazardous, take the item to the Household Hazardous Waste Materials Collection Center.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center Restrictions:

  1. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center is for use by Cumberland County homeowners only. Residents of the Town of Spring Lake, Fort Bragg and adjoining counties (Harnett, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson, Bladen, etc.) cannot use the center because they do not pay the $48 Solid Waste (SW) User Fee.
  2. No commercial businesses are allowed to use this facility. Commercial generators of hazardous waste should click the link for hazardous waste contractors.
  3. There is a limit of 10 gallons or 80 lbs of acceptable waste per visit/day.
  4. Latex paint is not accepted. To dispose of latex paint correctly, place kitty litter, sand or dirt in paint cans to absorb liquid. Once the liquid has been absorbed and is no longer free flowing, place paint can with lid off in garbage bag and throw away in trash.
  5. Anything brought in that is not in the original container must be labeled with information on the contents of the container. If the container is not labeled, it will not be accepted.
  6. Waste brought into the site in containers, like gas cans, that citizens want back will not be accepted. We no longer pour flammable liquid into a 55-gallon drum, so any flammable waste brought in must be left in the container.
  7. Do Not bring empty containers. Please remove the lids and throw them in the garbage.


Acceptable Items

Note: Bring in original containers with tight fitting lids. Any fuel brought to the facility must be in approved fuel containers, marked with type of fuel (such as gasoline, kerosene, diesel, mixed w/water, etc.) and containers must be left at facility.

  • Acids/Bases
  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze
  • Autostarter
  • Batteries (automotive & nicad)
  • Brake Fluid
  • Corrosives
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Flammables (gasoline, charcoal lighter, etc.)
  • Fuel Oil
  • Furniture Strippers
  • Glues, contact cement, caulk & risins
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Polishes
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Oil base paints & stains
  • Oxidizers
  • Paints
  • Pesticides (except those listed under Unacceptable Items)
  • Petroleum based products
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Poisons
  • Solvents/Thinners
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Wallpaper remover
  • Weed Killers
  • Wood Preservatives

Unacceptable Items

  • Asbestos (goes to Ann St. Landfill)
  • Dioxin Contaminated Materials
  • Drywall mud (goes to C & D landfill)
  • Explosives or Shock Sensitive Materials
  • Full Drums (anything over 10 gallons)
  • Household Garbage (goes to Ann St. Landfill)
  • Latex Paint (must be dried out and then thrown in trash)
  • Pathological or Medical Waste
  • Pesticides: Agent Orange, Kepone, Silvex, 2, 4, & 5 t Dioxin, TCDD
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's)
  • Radioactive, Reactive or Unstable Material
  • Tires (go to Ann St. Landfill)
  • Unknown or Unlabeled Materials
  • Woodlife (pent chlorphenol)


If you have hazardous waste that is not accepted at this Facility contact a Hazardous (Commercial) Waste Contractor to dispose of this waste. Click here for a list of Hazardous Waste Contractors.

For more information or to report illegal dumping call the Solid Waste Hotline at (910) 485-DUMP (3867)

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Cumberland County, NC.
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Fayetteville, NC 28301