By 1808Delaware

The City of Westerville, in collaboration with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), is hosting its annual Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. This initiative aims to provide residents with a safe and responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2023, and will take place at the Public Service Department, located at 350 Park Meadow Rd., from 8 AM to 2 PM. This is a rain-or-shine event, so mark your calendars and plan to participate.

For any questions or further information, residents can reach out to the Department of Public Service at 901-6740 or via email at

What You Can Bring

The event accepts a wide range of items, categorized for easier disposal:

Flammables and Toxics
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Thinner/Turpentine
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Gasoline/Oil Mix
  • CFL Bulbs
  • Rat Poison/Insecticides
  • Extinguishers
  • Mercury/Ni-Cad Batteries
Reactives and Electronics
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Strong Chemicals
  • Computer Hardware
  • TV/Phones/Cameras
  • Copiers/Fax Machines
  • VCRs/Radios/Wires
Household Items and Additional Acceptables
  • Fats/Oils/Grease (in sealed containers)
  • Tires without Rims (limit four per household)
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Bleach/Household
  • Paint Strippers
  • Antifreeze

What Not to Bring

It’s essential to note that some items are not acceptable for collection:

  • Needles/Medical Waste
  • Asbestos/Propane Tanks (over 20 lbs)
  • Ammunition
  • Trash

Paint Disposal Details

Latex/water-based paints will be accepted at the event, typically at a disposal fee of $1.00 per gallon. However, oil-based paint is accepted for no charge. If you have latex paint that has dried or hardened, it can be placed for regular curbside refuse collection.

Final Thoughts

This annual event is a fantastic opportunity for Westerville residents to contribute to a cleaner and safer environment. By properly disposing of hazardous household waste, the community takes a significant step toward sustainability and public safety. Don’t miss out on this chance to do your part for the environment and your community.

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