Household Hazardous Waste

Onslow County Solid Waste hosts two collection events a year for Residential Household Hazardous Waste. The next upcoming collection event will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Please make sure to arrive to the landfill between those hours in order to fall within our permit restrictions. 

We offer this service for our citizens in order to divert waste from our Landfill and make sure our environment is kept safe from potential hazards and toxins.  Due to regulations and collection permits, we are currently only able to hold these events certain times a year, for a small period of time.  We also partner with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and the Onslow County Sheriff's Department for disposal of pesticides, herbicides, and prescription drugs.

Common Household Hazardous Items:

  • paint and paint related material
  • pool chemicals
  • household cleaners and chemicals
  • aerosols
  • fluorescent light bulbs
  • batteries
  • gasoline, diesel, kerosene
  • anti-freeze
  • motor oil
  • pesticides/herbicides
  • prescription drugs

Minimum of 5 gallons of Diesel fuel per customer are accepted at the Main Landfill on a regular basis, by appointment only. Please call the Recycling Coordinator to schedule an appointment at (910) 937-1449. 


*if citizens need to recycle over 5 gallons of Diesel Fuel, we ask that Citizens wait to properly dispose of those materials at a Household Hazardous Waste collection event or find private recyclers within the area.*

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