Some products should not be put in your solid waste trash bin to prevent them from threatening our environment and our health. Please bring the following items to the HPCC:
Motor oil and oil filters
Power steering fluid
Liquefied Petroleum gas cylinders
Electronics & Appliances
Water Heaters Microwaves
Household Cleaning Products
Toilet bowl cleaner
Paints and Solvents
Oil-based paints and stains
Acetone (nail polish remover)
Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)
Herbicides (Copper sulfate, Rose dust, Tree root/stump killer)
Insecticides (Ant killers, Flea spray)
Rodenticides (Gopher killer)
Other Household Products
Lighter fluid Stoves
Adhesives A/C Units
Waxes Scrap Metal
Aerosol cans Tires
Fluorescent lamps Fryer oil
Please contact the HPCC for more information on other items not listed or other opportunities to have your items repurposed or reused.
Containers will not be returned unless they are designed for use with the specific material transported in them to the HPCC.
The HPCC only accepts Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) from Tempe and Guadalupe residents. No commercial or industrial hazardous waste will be accepted. Proof of residency is required (Water Bill or Drivers License).
Items in trash bags will not be accepted
Because of recent incidents involving HPCC Staff and public safety, items that are delivered in trash bags (Thrown into) may not be accepted. Items that are co-mingled in a trash bag by a leak or spill can begin to react (Develop heat or Off Gas) and place staff as well as yourself in danger of injury. Typically, residents place the items in the bag neatly, but through loading, transport and unloading the items get tossed about, damaged and/or spilled.
If materials have spilled inside the bag and cannot be identified it may result in a Hazardous Materials Response and clean-up. Household Hazardous Waste must never be just thrown into a trash bag for disposal. If you have questions please contact the HPCC Staff.
We Do Not Accept
Absolutely no commercial or industrial waste! Only HHW from residents of Tempe or Guadalupe will be accepted and proof of residency is required. If you have any of the Dangerous Items listed below, please contact the Center at 480-858-2223 to determine proper disposal options. If the items are in poor condition, old or you feel it may present a hazard to public safety, telephone Tempe Fire Department (911). The items below are broken down into two lists, if you have items on the dangerous list please contact the HPCC.
|Dangerous Items Not Accepted
Gas Cylinders other than Propane
|Other Items Not Accepted
Commercially Generated Waste
Items in black trash bags
Container size is also a determining factor on if an item will be accepted. Container's larger than 16-gallons pose unique problems for HPCC staff. The HPCC does not accept containers of any material in 30 or 55 gallon drums.
The configuration of the drop off point does not provide an area where containers this size can be safely unloaded. For assistance with these size of containers please telephone the HPCC at 480-858-2223 or email . A staff member will set up a time to come out and see the condition of the containers and schedule a pick-up.