Household Hazardous Waste

The New Hanover County Department of Environmental Management offers a household hazardous waste collection service six days a week. The service is free to all New Hanover County residents. The facility is located at the NHC Environmental Management Office at 3002 Hwy 421 N., Wilmington, NC 28401, the former WASTEC facility. Please call 910.798.4400 for details and download a flyer listing all accepted items(PDF, 375KB).

  • Mercury Thermostats and mercury containing devices
  • CFL bulbs and lamps
  • Batteries
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides, Herbicides, Fertilizers
  • Household cleaners
  • Aerosols
  • Acids
  • Caustic Materials (drain cleaner, lye, Borax)
  • Cooking oil and motor oil (including filters)
  • Fuels
  • Antifreeze
  • Paint
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sharps (needles)
  • Electronics