If you have items cluttering up the garage, such as unused pesticides, motor oil, alkaline batteries, pool chemicals, and driveway sealants that you may not know how to properly dispose of or where to dispose of them – there is a once-a-year option that can help.
Residents in Saint Louis County, St. Louis City and Jefferson County can participate in the St. Louis Hazardous Waste program. Once a year, residents in St. Louis City and Jefferson County can dispose of items that are harmful to health and the environment at two locations, Lemay and Florrisant facilities. St. Louis County residents have additional drop-off times due to how the program is funded.
Reservations are required, and some items/weight may have a charge attached. Please see below for more information.
Information from the Q&A found on the St. Louis Hazardous Waste website.
Items accepted: paints (oil-based, craft and hobby paints), stains, varnishes, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, gasoline and other fuels, solvents and strippers, aerosols, motor oil and filters, gas cylinders (BBQ pit size or smaller), fluorescent tubes, rechargeable batteries, alkaline batteries, antifreeze, brake and transmission fluid, pool chemicals and other acids and bases, car batteries, wood preservatives, driveway sealant, and items containing mercury (such as thermometers, thermostats, and mercuric salts).
Items not accepted: Explosives and ammunition, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, medical waste (prescriptions and medicines), appliances, household trash, tires, electronics, unknown cylinders, and other bulky items and any hazardous material generated by a business or commercial entity.