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Household Hazardous Waste Items

Hours of Operation

From 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month; you must be in and out by closing time.

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

  1. Take Owen Drive to 301 Business.
  2. At that intersection, go straight.
  3. Take the second left (Wilkes Road).
  4. Continue straight for about one mile (you'll pass the Wilkes Road Treatment & Processing Facility).
  5. The HHW Facility is located on the left side of the road just after the Hwy 87 overpass.

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 Facility.

The Household Hazardous Waste Materials Collection Facility is for use by homeowners only within Cumberland County except the Town of Spring Lake, Fort Bragg, and Pope AFB.

No commercial businesses are allowed to use this facility. Commercial generators of hazardous waste should check the list of hazardous waste contractors, located at the bottom of this page.

Please check your latex paint cans:

  1. If the paint is dried out, then leave the lid off and throw them in your garbage.
  2. If the can is less than half full, then mix dirt, sand, or kitty litter into the can to absorb the liquid. Once there is no free flowing liquid, leave the lid off and throw them in the garbage.

Do Not bring in empty containers. Please remove the lids and throw them in the garbage.

Adhesives, caulking, sheetrock mud, asphalt patch, roofing tar, and glazing are not hazardous materials and can go in the garbage. Do not bring these items to the Household Hazardous Waste site.

Acceptable Items

Note: Bring in original containers. Flammable items brought in must be left in containers they are brought in and will not be returned.

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

Unacceptable Items

  • Asbestos (goes to Ann St. Landfill)
  • Dioxin Contaminated Materials
  • Explosives or Shock Sensitive Materials
  • Full Drums (anything over 10 gallons)
  • Household Garbage (goes to Ann St. Landfill)
  • 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 major 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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