Household Hazardous Waste Facility

HHWThe primary purpose of the City of Odessa’s Household Hazardous Waste Program is to educate the public on the safe and proper handling and disposal of their retail household waste products that are considered hazardous if discarded in regular trash.


Household hazardous wastes are products that contain dangerous chemicals that are ignitable, corrosive, toxic, or reactive. The hazardous chemical ingredients in these household materials should be handled and stored carefully.

Look for these symbols on your household products:

Types of Hazardous Waste Warnings


The Odessa Household Hazardous Waste Department is here to assist you with the disposal of residential hazardous waste; dangerous commercial waste must comply with Texas and federal Hazardous waste regulations (Please visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality website for more information). Removing unused household hazardous products down the drain, ground, or sewage system negatively impacts and threatens our drinking water and ecosystem. As residents of Odessa, we are responsible for properly disposing of our hazardous waste to protect our groundwater, soil, vegetation, and wildlife. Improper disposal exposes our community to chemicals such as lead, mercury, acid, etc. 

  • Acids and Bases (pool chemicals, toilet bowl cleaners) are corrosive and will harm your skin, respiratory system, and eyes.
  • Lead and mercury (thermometer, thermostat) are highly toxic and will have adverse effects if inhaled or ingested; take proper precautions when handling a product that contains these chemicals.
  • Propylene Glycol is found in antifreeze and is highly toxic when misused. 

Suppose you have a high quantity of hazardous waste that is not accepted by the city. In that case, you can always call the HHW center to inquire about which organizations can assist you or visit to find vendors that can help you properly dispose of your waste.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Many home products contain hazardous chemicals that can threaten the environment and our health. Take precautions while handling it, keep it away from children, and find the proper disposal method.

Household Hazardous Waste Schedule

Closed: Sunday 

Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm

The HHW facility will be closed Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch.

8 am to 12 pm

Contact Household Hazardous Waste 

Rachel Koranteng 

Household Hazardous Waste Supervisor 

Phone number: 432-368-3546

Accepted Items

What You Can Bring

  • Alkaline batteries
  • Antifreeze 
  • Cooking oil
  • Corrosive cleaners (Example: drain cleaners and lye-based cleaners) 
  • Garden and lawn fertilizers, and pesticides*
  • Household cleaning products (soaps, detergents, bleach and etc)*
  • Household latex and oil-based paints* 
  • Household pesticides*
  • Lacquer 
  • Motor oil from Do It Yourself Projects
  • Paint Thinner 
  • Solvents 
  • Spray paints*
  • Stain 
  • Turpentine 

Items marked with an asterisk (*) can be picked up and reused by individuals and nonprofit organizations for free.

Safety Guidelines

  • Bring products in original labeled containers
  • Do not mix products (Extremely dangerous, even deadly) 
  • Follow the direction on the container to get rid of empty bottles and products
  • Items must be 5 gallons or less 
  • Place it upright in a sturdy box
  • Triple Rinse empty household hazardous products when you completely finish using it and discard it in the appropriate recycle/waste bin


Items Not Accepted

What You Cannot Bring

  • Ammunition and Explosives
    • Contact the Odessa Police Department, 205 N Grant Avenue
      Odessa, TX 79761
      Phone: 432-335-4961
  • Building Materials
  • Business and Contractor waste
  • Medicine and Medical waste
    • Local HEB Pharmacy (medicine only)
    • Town and Country Drug (medicine only)
      2745 N Grandview Avenue
      Odessa, TX 79762
      Phone: 432-366-2868
    • Odessa Police Department
      205 N. Grant Avenue
      Odessa, TX 79761
      Phone: 432-335-4961
  • Radioactive Material
  • Tires