Tox-Away Days are collection events where Hendricks County households can properly dispose of chemicals, fluids, bulbs, batteries, tanks, medicines, medical sharps, tires, electronics, appliances, and more. A more complete list of the items and materials accepted is below.
The following should not be brought to Tox-Away Days:
- Water-based paints (dry it up and throw it out, here’s how)
- Documents to shred (we do not offer shredding services at Tox-Away Days)
- Heavy trash items (furniture, mattresses, construction material, etc.)
- Traditional recyclables (bottles, cans, plastics, paper, cardboard, etc.)
- Asbestos, lab chemicals, explosives, ammunition, firearms, radioactive material, or infectious material
Restrictions: Only residents of Hendricks County are allowed to use the District’s Tox-Away Day events. Regulations prohibit hazardous wastes from other organizations (businesses, churches, schools, non-profits, etc.) from being accepted. Please contact us if you have questions about your eligibility to participate in a Tox-Away Day event.
Fees are charged for the recycling of certain items (see below). Payment can only be made using cash or check.
Check out our Online Recycling Directory for other recycling and disposal options for many of the items we accept at Tox-Away Day!
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES
|Accepted for free during Tox-Away Day events|
|Oil-based Paints, Stains, Varnishes, Spray Paints||Free|
|Pesticides, Herbicides, Fertilizers, Insecticides||Free|
|Fluorescent Light Bulbs (tubes and CFL’s)||Free|
|Automotive Fluids, Fuels, Antifreeze, Oil Filters||Free|
|Pool, Spa Chemicals||Free|
|Mercury-containing Items (Thermometers, Thermostats)||Free|
|Batteries: (rechargeable, button, and lead-acid are recycled | alkaline batteries are safe to dispose of in your normal trash)||Free|
|Unwanted Medicines (leave in the original container, personal info can be removed)||Free|
|Sharps (lancets, syringes, etc.; must be in a rigid puncture-resistant container)||Free|
(refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, stoves, washers, dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, air conditioners, etc.)
|Small, hand-held appliances should be disposed of in your normal trash.|
|With Refrigerant||$10 each|
|Without Refrigerant||$5 each|
|DVD Players, CD Players||Free|
|Televisions (Small/Regular)||$20 each|
|Televisions (Large/Console)||$25 each|
|Passenger Car/Truck:||Maximum of 12 per household per event|
|Next 8||$2 each|
|Truck/Semi-tractor:||Maximum of 6 per household per event|
|Next 2||$5 each|
|Farm/Tractor:||Maximum of 6 per household per event|