Household Hazardous Waste

To eliminate the accumulation of waste in our alleys, backyards, roadside, and other public areas, the City of Odessa has the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. It's a citizen bulk-item drop-off center.

Location: 814 W. 42nd Street  

Odessa, TX. 79764

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm (Closed from Noon - 1 pm)

Saturday 8 am - 12 pm 

Sunday Closed


Contact Us

432-368-3546 

Rachel Koranteng 

Household Hazardous Waste Supervisor 

Rkoranteng@odessa-tx.gov 

Refrigerators are not being accepted at this time unless freon is removed.

Acceptable Items

  • Answering Machines
  • Cable Boxes/DVR
  • Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips
  • Cell Phones and Chargers
  • Ceramic and Glass Lamps
  • Circuit Boards
  • Communication Equipment
  • Computer Accessories
  • Computer Monitors
  • Computers
  • Copiers, Fax Machines and Scanners
  • Crock-Pots
  • DVD/CD Players
  • Electric Blankets
  • Exercise Equipment
  • External Hard Drives
  • Furniture
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Gas Powered Equipment
  • GPS Unit
  • Household Appliances
  • Microwaves
  • MP3 Players
  • Pagers
  • Paper Shredders
  • PDAs and Tablets
  • Printers
  • Radio and Boom Box
  • Smoke Detectors 
  • Space Heaters
  • Speakers
  • Telephones
  • Television
  • Typewriters
  • Vacuum
  • Video and Camera Equipment
  • Video Game Systems
  • Water Coolers
  • Water Heaters
  • Yard Equipment

Disposal

The Odessa Household Hazardous Waste Department is here to assist you with the disposal of residential hazardous waste; dangerous commercial waste must comply with Texas and federal Hazardous waste regulations (Please visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality website for more information). Removing unused household hazardous products down the drain, ground, or sewage system negatively impacts and threatens our drinking water and ecosystem. As residents of Odessa, we are responsible for properly disposing of our hazardous waste to protect our groundwater, soil, vegetation, and wildlife. Improper disposal exposes our community to chemicals such as lead, mercury, acid, etc. 


  • Acids and Bases (pool chemicals, toilet bowl cleaners) are corrosive and will harm your skin, respiratory system, and eyes.
  • Lead and mercury (thermometer, thermostat) are highly toxic and will have adverse effects if inhaled or ingested; take proper precautions when handling a product that contains these chemicals.
  • Propylene Glycol is found in antifreeze and is highly toxic when misused. 

Suppose you have a high quantity of hazardous waste that is not accepted by the city. In that case, you can always call the HHW center to inquire about which organizations can assist you or visit http://www.earth911.com/ to find vendors that can help you properly dispose of your waste.

Look for these symbols on your household products:

Types of Hazardous Waste Warnings

Accepted Items 
  • Alkiline Batteries 
  • Antifreeze
  • Cooking Oil
  • Corrosive cleaners (Example: drain cleaners and lye-based cleaners)
  • Garden and lawn fertilizers, and pestisides *
  • Household cleaning products (soaps, detergents, bleach, and etc)*
  • Household latex and oil based paints *
  • Household pesticides*
  • Lacquer
  • Motor oil from Do It Yourself Projects 
  • Paint thinner 
  • Solvents 
  • Spray paints*
  • Stain 
  • Turpentine 
Not accepted Items 
  • Ammunition and Explosives (The Odessa Police Department will take them)
  • Building Materials 
  • Business and Contractor Waste 
  • Medicines and Medical Wastes (Local HEB Pharmacy(Medicine Only), Town and Country Drug(Medicine Only), The. Odessa Police Department)
  • Radioactive Material 
  • Tires 

Items marked with an asterisk (*) can be picked up and reused by individuals and nonprofit organizations for free. 

Safety Guidelines

  • Bring products in original labeled containers  
  • Do not mix products (Extremely dangerous, even deadly)
  • Follow the directions on the container to get rid of empty bottles and products 
  • Items must be 5 gallons or less
  • Place is upright in a sturdy box
  • Triple rinse empty household hazardous products when you completely finish using it and discard it in the appropriate recycle/waste bin