Household Hazardous Materials

The Household Hazardous Materials colleSkull and Cross Bonesction, HAZ BIN, is a program run by the Metro Solid Waste Management Department. HAZ BIN is available to all residents of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro area. It provides a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials which are not accepted by household garbage collection or recycling centers.
Waste from businesses is not accepted.


  • Asbestos floor tiles
  • Automotive fluids  
  • Batteries (auto, household and rechargeables)
  • Cleaners (bathroom, rug, upholstery, all-purpose spot removers)
  • Driveway sealers
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Furniture polishes and waxes
  • Gasoline (including boat gas)
  • Hearing aid/watch batteries
  • Kerosene
  • Lawn/garden chemicals Hazardous Chemicals
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats 
  • Metal polishes and rust removers
  • Mildew removers
  • Mineral spirits/turpentine
  • Mothballs
  • Nail polish and removers
  • Oil based paint or lead paint
  • Oven and drain cleaners
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides
  • Propane tanks (1 lb and 20 lb grill tanks)
  • Solvents and degreasers
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Varnishes and stains
  • Wood preservatives


  • Items from businesses
  • Containers larger than 5 gallons or 40 pounds
  • Radioactive materials, including smoke detectors
  • Fire extinguishers
  • FreonĀ®
  • Latex paint

7501 Grade Lane

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Directions: Take I-65 to Outer Loop west, exit 127W, go approximately one mile and turn north on Grade Lane. Entrance is located one quarter mile on right at the end of the driveway.

Hours: Wednesdays & Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
**Always check for closure annoucements near holidays. If you cannot find information on closures or you are unsure call MetroCall 311.


While oil based paint or lead paint must be taken to HAZ BIN for disposal, water-based or latex paint is not a hazardous waste, and is not accepted at HAZ BIN. However, it can not be included with household garbage in liquid form.

If there is only a small quantity of paint in the can, remove the lid and let stand in a well-ventilated area away from children or pets until dry. For larger quantities of paint, or to speed up the drying process, stir in an absorbent such as sand, kitty litter, sawdust, vermiculite, or shredded paper.

Containers with dried latex paint (without lids) can be placed in tightly sealed plastic bags and placed in garbage containers for pickup.

HAZ BIN accepts hazardous waste from Louisville Metro residents only.  However, businesses wishing to dispose of hazardous materials may contact:

Veolia ES Technical Solutions
405 MacLean Avenue
Louisville, KY  40209

261 Eiler Avenue
Louisville, KY  40214

Hazardous Materials and Waste Contractors are also listed in the BellSouth Yellow Pages.