Household Hazardous Waste Management

The challenge as we see it

The average home accumulates as much as 100 pounds of household hazardous waste per year. It’s important to understand that there may be harmful waste in your home that could threaten your health and the environment. Many common household products contain hazardous chemicals that are poisonous, corrosive and ozone depleting.

Our differentiated value 

We’ve helped over 2,500 communities across the United States organize, promote and implement convenient household hazardous waste collection programs to assure that these wastes are managed safely and in the most environmentally responsible manner. Your participation helps reduce your carbon footprint, while protecting human health and the environment. We encourage all households to contact their local authorities for upcoming collection programs in their area.

Wherever possible, we promote recycling, reclamation and reuse of these household hazardous waste products. Otherwise, proper treatment or incineration will assure that the waste is appropriately managed.

Some of the products that we’ll collect include:

  • Automotive Products
  • Cleaning Products
  • Computer Equipment
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Indoor Pesticides
  • Lawn and Garden Products
  • Miscellaneous Items
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Workshop Supplies


Veolia is uniquely positioned to service industry, government and commercial entities in improving performance, managing water, waste and energy.


We are committed to the safe and environmentally-friendly collection and disposal of household hazardous waste.

Our solutions for household hazardous waste

Veolia has been working with cities, municipalities, states and even large corporations who sponsor events for employees successfully managing household hazardous waste for 40 years. Our services are broad and completely customizable to the type of event you need; whether it be a county agricultural clean sweep for farmers to citywide events like New York. We manage permanent facilities for customers and perform one-day events. Our experienced staff will assist you in developing a plan that fits your needs.

We can be the first step toward organizing a household hazardous waste collection event. Our experienced personnel can start the process by helping you:

  • Plan the event
  • Set up the collection site and traffic control
  • Unload, segregate and classify wastes
  • Package, bulk, inventory and label wastes
  • Transport and recycle or dispose of collected materials

We maintain an excellent record of compliance with environmental regulations.

Benefits for our customers

Assistance from experienced personnel

Safe removal of hazardous materials

Positive community publicity

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New York, New York

Veolia organizes events to collect household hazardous waste in New York City.

The New York City Department of Sanitation wanted to develop ways for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste safely.

See how Veolia stages collection events in all five boroughs of NYC to make sure the public’s household hazardous waste is being handled correctly.

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