Tox-Away Day Guidelines

HHW Guidelines

Tox-Away Days are opportunities for Hendricks County households to properly dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW), tires, electronics and appliances. All HHW (chemicals, auto fluids, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, pesticides, herbicides, etc.) is accepted from households free of charge. Fees are charged for the recycling of televisions, appliances and tires (over a certain number).

Only residents of Hendricks County are allowed to utilize the District’s Tox-Away Day events. Regulations prohibit hazardous wastes from other organizations (businesses, churches, schools, non-profits) from being accepted. Please contact the District office if you have questions about your eligibility to participate in a Tox-Away Day event.

Please remember that latex paint should not be brought to Tox-Away Day for disposal. Since it is water-based, it is safe to dispose of with normal household trash once it’s been solidified.  Latex paint can be solidified by mixing shredded paper, oil dry, clay-based cat litter or sand with the paint and allowing the mixture to harden. Once solidified, lids should be removed from paint cans so trash haulers can see that the paint has hardened.  If you have a lot of paint to solidify, line a sturdy cardboard box with a trash bag and alternate pouring your absorbent material and paint in the box. Mix it well and let it solidify for a couple of days. Click here to view a paint drying demonstration video.

Household Hazardous Wastes are accepted for free during Tox-Away Day events.

-Oil-based Paints/Stains/Varnishes
-Pesticides/Herbicides/Fertilizers/Insecticides
-Fluorescent Light Bulbs (tubes and CFL’s)
-Automotive Fluids/Fuels/Antifreeze/Oil Filters
-Pool/Spa Chemicals
-Adhesives
-Acids
-Drain Openers
-Cleaners/Solvents
-Mercury-containing Items:  Thermometers, Thermostats
-Fire Extinguishers
-Propane Tanks
-Batteries:  (alkaline, rechargeable, button, automotive)
-Unwanted Medicines
-Sharps (lancets, syringes)

Problem Wastes are also accepted during the Tox-Away Day events.  Some fees may apply.

ELECTRONICS

-Televisions:
          Small:  $20 each
          Large/Console:  $25 each
-Computers:  Free
-Monitors:  Free
-Printers/Scanners:  Free
-DVD/CD Players: Free
-Stereo Equipment:  Free
-VCRs:  Free
-Cell Phones:  Free
-GPS Systems:  Free

APPLIANCES (small appliances such as hair dryers, curling irons, steam irons, flashlights, etc. are accepted with normal household trash)

-With Refrigerant:  $10 each
-Without Refrigerant:  $5 each

TIRES 

-Passenger Car/Truck:
          First 6:  Free
          Next 6:  $2 each
               Maximum of 12 per household per event
-Truck/Semi-Tractor:
          First 2:  Free
          Next 4:  $6 each
               Maximum of 6 per household per event
-Farm/Tractor:
          First 2:  Free
          Next 4:  $15  each
               Maximum of 6 per household per eventBatteris-on-End1

The following materials should not be brought to Tox-Away Day for disposal: Used Motor Oil (local oil recyclers), Latex Paint, Asbestos, Lab Chemicals, Explosives, Ammunition, Firearms, Radioactive Material and Infectious Wastes.

Check out our Online Recycling Directory for other recycling and disposal options for many of the items we accept at Tox-Away Day!

Still have questions? Here are some other resources that should help:

Tox-Away Day FAQ
Tox-Away Days:  What You Should Know

Wonder when the next Tox-Away Day will be?

Upcoming Tox-Away Days