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Home Chemical Center

Unused chemicals, expired batteries, and burned-out light bulbs need to be disposed of properly to avoid contaminating our water supplies and landfills. 

All Denton residents can receive at-home collection by calling (940) 349-8080 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule a collection. Items collected will be reused, recycled, or properly disposed. To collect your unwanted chemicals, make a detailed list of each item, quantity, and the container size, then call to schedule pickup. 

  • Chemicals must be in their original labeled containers, except used motor oil and cooking oil.
  • Collect oil in a container with a screw-top lid.
  • Container size limit of 10 gallons (liquid) or 50 pounds (dry weight) per collection.
  • For sized small containers, items must fit into a box no larger than 20" x 14" x 14" in size.
  • Please note that chemicals set out without calling, will NOT be collected.

Items accepted include:

  • Used motor oil and used cooking oil (screw top lid)
  • Batteries of all kinds
  • Paint of all kinds
  • Lightbulbs of all kinds
  • Household cleaners
  • Aerosol cans
  • Automotive fluids and fuels
  • Lawn and garden items including fertilizer, pesticides and weed killers
  • Pool chemicals and additives
  • Vanishes, strippers, turpentine and stains
  • Glues and epoxies

Items NOT accepted include:

  • Ammunition and explosives
  • Arsenic
  • Commercial waste
  • Chemicals not in original containers
  • Medical waste
  • Nuclear/radioactive waste
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Propane and butane cylinders
  • Tires and trash
  • Unidentified chemicals
  • Compressed gas