HHW is a leftover household product that has a label or ingredients that contains any of the following warnings: flammable, ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic. These warnings can be found in anything from drain cleaners, motor oil, to pesticides.
HHW can be properly disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located at the Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT), on Fridays and Saturdays year round starting on September 14, 2012.
WARNING: Please do not leave your HHW at the center when it is closed. It cannot be properly handled when the center is not open and it can be hazardous to employees and the environment.
Other HHW, like batteries, might also be accepted at participating retailers. For a complete list of where you can take certain HHW materials and to see what the BuRRT HHW Collection Center accepts, please see the list to the right.
Download the Household Hazardous Waste Brochure to find out how you can properly handle your HHW in Santa Fe.
Disposing HHW down the drain, sewer, or trash can cause chemicals and toxins to pollute our environment, especially our ground water supply which can contaminate our parks, drinking water, farms and more. When HHW is taken to the BuRRT Facility, the waste can be properly disposed or better yet recycled and reused. Recycling HHW conserves resources and energy that would otherwise be expended in the production of more hazardous materials.
To learn more, see the EPA’s Household Hazardous Waste Website
The BuRRT HHW Facility has a reuse program available to the public. If you have an HHW item that is in good reusable condition, you can put it in our reuse area. Or, if you looking for just a little bit of some type of chemical or cleaner, there is a good chance you might find it at our HHW Reuse Center* for FREE!
*Caution: Take Materials at Your Own Risk: The BuRRT household hazardous waste collection facility (HHWCF) accepts materials from Santa Fe City and County residents for a small charge. The Santa Fe Solid Waste management agency pays ACT (advance chemical transport) to properly dispose the HHW collected at the HHWCF. The SFSWMA and ACT make no representation about the integrity, safety, usability or effectiveness of the materials you take. Furthermore, if you accept materials from this Program, you do so at your own risk.