Gwinnett to Host First Hazardous Waste Event

Gwinnett to Host First Hazardous Waste Event
Gwinnett to Host First Hazardous Waste Event

Good news! Gwinnett County’s Fiscal and Solid Waste Management Division, Department of Water Resources, and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful are partnering to host the county’s first-ever household hazardous waste (HHW) recycling event on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00am to noon at the Department of Water Resources Central Facility, located at 684 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. Gwinnett residents can drop off five containers each of household hazardous waste for free. The event is limited to Gwinnett residents and proof of residency may be required.

Here is the complete list of materials that will be accepted:

  • Aerosol/spray pesticides
  • Automotive products (engine degreaser, brake fluid, transmission fluid, antifreeze, etc.)
  • Cleaners, corrosives, spot removers, acids and bases
  • Aerosol/spray paint
  • Auto batteries
  • Batteries (household and rechargeable)
  • Chlorinated solvents
  • Cooking oil and grease
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flammables (lighter fluid and waste fuels (kerosene, gasoline, diesel fuel, etc.)
  • Fluorescent bulbs and ballasts
  • Insecticides
  • Latex and water based paints
  • Lawn care products
  • Mercury
  • Mercury salts and elemental mercury thermometers
  • Oil based paint and stains
  • Oxidizers
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Propane cylinders
  • Solvents and varnishes
  • Thermostats and other mercury containing items
  • Thinners and paint strippers
  • Weed killer
  • Wood preservatives

Great job, Gwinnett! We hope this will be the first of many HHW recycling events.

If you can’t make it to this hazardous waste recycling event, check out our article on safely disposing of common household hazardous waste products. Help keep our community safe and clean!

About Gwinnett Recycles: Gwinnett Recycles is focused on helping Gwinnett County, the second-largest county in the state of Georgia, reduce, reuse, compost, and recycle more material and keep waste out of landfills and the environment. Gwinnett Recycles is run 100% independently by citizen volunteers. To connect with us and support our efforts, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, subscribe to our newsletter, and consider volunteering with us!


  • Jared J Lafferty Posted February 26, 2021 2:54 pm

    Hey Laura

    I read your post they are great! I own Bio-One Gwinnett. We are a biohazardous cleaning company specializing in suicide, homicide, and hoarding clean up. I can’t tell you the number of times we have been called to a scene where a less than professional person attempted and failed to clean a biohazard scene. Resulting in pollution. One time the people who tired to clean the scene left the biohazard in the front yard and tried to bury it under a bunch of leaves. My team and I cleaned up that as well as the scene that they left inside the house. I would like to use some of your post in my upcoming blog post and wanted to ask permission first.

    • Laura Posted February 26, 2021 3:47 pm

      Hi Jared, thank you for reading! Wow, what an interesting line of work you’re in. Our community is lucky to have professionals that do the job properly and don’t cut corners that result in health, safety, and environmental hazards. Yes, you’re welcome to quote our content with credit back to Gwinnett Recycles! Keep up the good work.


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