Public Involvement/Participation and Education Events

City of Jackson Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day America Recycles Day


Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

164 Conalco Drive, Jackson, TN 38305

From pesticides to paint thinner, from household cleaners to oil-based paint, many things around our homes will harm the environment if we throw them in the regular trash.

This Fall, you can bring items from around your home to a special collection site so the waste can be disposed of properly. With your help, we can protect the environment by keeping the waste out of the regular trash, the landfill and the stormwater system.

Items OK to Bring:

From the Workbench

Oil-based paint, thinner and stripper

Adhesives, driveway sealants, roofing tar and other home improvement products

Starter fluid

Wallpaper remover

(Latex paint will not be accepted; instead, small amounts of latex paint can be dried until solid and thrown away in the regular garbage.)

From the Garage

Gasoline, antifreeze, coolants

Fuel and oil additives

Grease and rust solvents

Naval jelly and body putty

Carburetor and fuel injector cleaners

Non-alkaline batteries

Car wax and polishes

From the Yard

Herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers

Wood preservatives

Pool chemicals

From the House

Household cleaners, such as drain and oven cleaners, polishes and disinfectants

 Computers, computer parts and other electronic waste (no televisions)

 Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes



A few more items

Needles and sharps (Place them in puncture-proof containers)

Photo processing chemicals

Aerosols and compressed gas

Mercury thermostats and thermometers


Document Shredding

10 box maximum per vehicle

Electronic Recycling

Accepted Items: Computer equipment and components (PCs, CPUs, mice, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, laptops, modems, hard drives, memory, circuit boards, speakers, power cords, cables, etc.)

Other Electronic Items: (VCRs, DVD players, game systems, radio/CD players, MP3 players, PDAs/cradles, fax machines, scanners, cell phones/ cordless phones & chargers, and other electronic equipment).

None Accepted Items: Televisions, microwaves, and large appliances.

Prescription Medication Disposal

Keep medication in original container, if possible.

Will accept prescription medications and all over-the counter medications.

Will not accept needles and liquid medications.

Cardboard Recycling

Boxes must be broken down before drop-off.

Smoke Detector Recycling

The Fire Department will replace your old fire detector with a new one.


Latex paint: Small amounts of latex paint can be dried until solid and thrown away in the regular garbage.

Used oil: Many places in Jackson accept used oil year round.

Televisions, microwaves and large appliances

Alkaline batteries: They can be thrown in the regular trash.

Radioactive, medical or infectious waste

Ammunition or explosives

Waste from commercial businesses without an appointment



Remember to keep waste in original containers and do not mix chemicals.

Very Small Quantity Generators (small businesses with less than 220 lbs. of hazardous waste a month) can participate for free, but by appointment only. Call (615) 643-3170 for details.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is sponsored by the City of Jackson Stormwater Management Department, City of Jackson Health and Sanitation Department, Omega Recycling Solutions, Direct Shred, Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics, Jackson Fire Department and Doxicom Recycling. Hazardous waste disposal costs are paid for by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

For more information, call the City of Jackson Stormwater Management Department at (731) 425-8217.