Contact Information

Ronald Watkins, SW Director
450 Recycling Drive
PO Box 7
Paris, TN 38242
Office:  731-641-0018
Recycling Center:
731-642-5170
Fax:  731-642-1729

Household Hazardous Waste



The Henry County Recycling Center along with the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation hosts an annul collection event usually on a Saturday early in the month of May from 8AM-1PM.  This day is earmarked for collection of left over household hazardous waste.   Save your material safely using proper containers and proper labeling for the event in May and bring it on the day specified for free disposal.

Next Event Scheduled For:

Saturday, May 9, 2015

2015 HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT FLYER

8AM-1PM

Henry County Recycling Center
450 Recycling Drive
Paris, TN 38242

731-642-5170

Free for all residents

What is Household Hazardous Waste?
“Household Hazardous Waste” is defined as corrosive, flammable, toxic, or reactive materials used in your home, vehicle, garden, or on your lawn.

Why should I properly dispose of hazardous waste?
There are many reasons to properly dispose of household hazardous waste. One reason is that improperly stored hazardous products in the home may increase the risk of poisoning or injury. Also, disposing of hazardous waste in ordinary trash may injure sanitation workers because some products are chemically incompatible and may cause fires in dumpsters or garbage trucks.

How can I dispose of my household hazardous waste?
Henry County Recycle Center along with the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation hosts an annul collection event usually on a Saturday, 8AM-1PM in the month of May.  This day is earmarked for collection of left over hazardous waste.   Save your material safely using proper containers and proper labeling for the event in May and bring it on the day specified for free disposal.

How can I find out when a event has been scheduled?
The event is scheduled by TDEC usually in the spring.  Watch for articles in the local newspaper and listen for information on the radio.  Some internet based news sites will also provide scheduled times and dates.  You can always visit the Henry County Solid Waste- Household Hazardous Waste Collection   web page for event information.

What can I bring to the collection event?

Automotive Products

  • Oil & Fuel Additives
  • Grease & Rust Solvents
  • A / C Refrigerants
  • Starting Fluids
  • Body Putty
  • Antifreeze / Coolants Waste Oil
  • Carburetors & Fuel Injectors

Lawn & Garden Products Insecticides – Pesticides

  • Wood Preservatives/Fungicides
  • Weed killer/herbicides
  • Fertilizer
  • Moss Killer

Household Cleaners

  • Wood/ Metal Cleaners & Polishes
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaners Disinfectants
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Drain Openers  

Home Maintenance Products

  • Paint & Paint Thinners
  • Paint Strippers and Removers
  • Adhesives
  • Rodent Poisons
  • Old Thermostats

Miscellaneous

  • Batteries
  • Fingernail Polish Remover
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Photo Process Chemicals
  • Drugs / Medicines
  • Aerosols
  • Thermometers
  • E-Scrap- TV’s, computers, stereo’s, etc.
  • NO TIRES ACCEPTED THIS YEAR

*NO EXPLOSIVES, MEDICAL WASTES, OR RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS. NO MATERIAL GENERATED FROM A BUSINESS OR AGRIBUSINESS ACCEPTED.