TDEC Offers Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Three Counties

Tennessee residents can dispose of household hazardous waste in Henderson, Lawrence, and Pickett counties on April 13.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is offering a mobile household hazardous waste collection service in Henderson, Lawrence, and Pickett counties on Saturday, April 13. The drop-off locations will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at the Henderson County Convenience Center in Lexington, the Lawrence County Transfer Station in Lawrenceburg, and the Pickett County Landfill in Byrdstown.

Tennesseans are encouraged to bring household hazardous waste, including cleaning fluids, pesticides, swimming pool chemicals, and more, to these designated drop-off locations. Participation is open to all residents, regardless of their county of residence. The service is free for household waste, but there is a cost for disposal of Very Small Quantity Generator Waste from non-household sources such as businesses, schools, farms, and churches.

Since the program’s inception in 1993, more than 373,000 Tennessee households have properly disposed of over 24 million pounds of material through 1,500 one-day collection events. Household hazardous waste materials should not be placed with regular garbage due to their flammable, toxic, reactive, and/or corrosive nature.

For more information on the household hazardous waste mobile collection service, residents can call 800-287-9013 or visit the TDEC website at

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