City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Household Hazardous Waste

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) provides free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal services for all Franklin County residents. SWACO contracts with Environmental Enterprises Incorporated (EEI) to offer free residential recycling for HHW. Residents can bring their old lawn chemicals, paints strippers, acids, insecticides, etc. for recycling and/or environmentally safe disposal. (See list for more details.) Disposal of oil based paint is available at no charge. EEI provides disposal of water based paint to all Franklin County residents at the cost of $1 per any size can.

Please consider buying less hazardous alternatives when possible! 

SWACO Household Hazardous Waste Location 

645 E. 8th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201
(The corner of E. 8th and Essex Avenue)
Phone: 614-294-1300

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Weekly Hours (Closed Holidays)
Wednesdays: 12pm-6pm
Thursdays: 9am-5pm
Fridays: 12pm-6pm

Please click here 2016 Mobile Collection Dates and Times!


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  • 2018 Solid Waste Program Updates
    Blue recycling containers are being delivered. Please do not use these containers until the new program begins on February 5, 2018. Check here for more.
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