Household Hazardous Waste

The HHW collection event is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Fountain Hills High School located at 16100 E Palisades Boulevard. The event is for residential household hazardous waste and is open to residents of Fountain Hills, and members of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

The HHW event allows residents to properly dispose of: old paint, gasoline, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners batteries and other like waste. 

Latex Paint


Old latex paint can be dried out in the can and then disposed of in your regular garbage. Ace Hardware also has an additive you can put in your paint to help dry it out faster.

List of most common items:
All kinds of paint; limit of five gallon containers total per car (residential only; no commercial)
Lacquers, thinners, wood preservatives and stains
Solvents, paint removers, gasoline, diesel fuel, lighter fluid, waste oil, pesticides, fertilizers, 
        drain/oven cleaners, adhesives, pool chemicals, aerosol cans, etc.

List of common accepted and non-accepted waste items.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs


Your compact fluorescent light bulbs, which contain mercury, can be dropped off at the HHW event. 8-foot, 4-foot and shorter bulbs accepted.

Local Business Support


Our local O' Riley's Auto Parts store located on Shea Boulevard, will take in old motor oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid at no cost. Mike’s Automotive on Panorama Drive will also take in old automotive coolant/antifreeze at no cost.

We would like to thank these local businesses for their continued support in helping keep our environment safe.