Accepted & Not Accepted Items

Accepted Household Hazardous Waste Items

The following household hazardous wastes are accepted free of charge from Forsyth County residents.

  • Acetone
  • Acrylic paint
  • Aerosols
  • All purpose cleaners
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Ant/roach killer
  • Antibacterial products
  • Antifreeze
  • Arsenic
  • Artist's paints
  • Biodiesel wastes
  • Brake cleaner
  • Brake fluid
  • Car wax w/solvents
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Carpet/textile cleaners
  • Chemistry sets
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs
  • Contact cement
  • Cooking oil
  • Diesel fuel
  • Drain opener/cleaner
  • Dry cleaning solvents
  • Engine degreaser
  • Epoxy
  • Flea killers
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (tubes)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Fuel filters
  • Furniture polish
  • Furniture stain
  • Garden fungicides
  • Gasoline
  • Gas/Oil mix
  • Glue
  • Hair color
  • Heating oil
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Hydraulic fluid
  • Indoor pesticides
  • Insect killers
  • Instant glue
  • Kerosene
  • Latex paint
  • Lead
  • Lead-based paint
  • Lice shampoo
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Metal cleaners
  • Methyl-ethyl ketone
  • Mineral spirits
  • Model cement
  • Moss control
  • Mothballs
  • Muriatic acid
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Oil filters
  • Oil-based paint
  • Other solvents
  • Outdoor pesticides
  • Oven cleaner
  • Paint stripper
  • Paint thinner
  • Pepper spray
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Polyurethane sealers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rat poison
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Rubber cement
  • Rubber cement thinner
  • Rust remover
  • Slug poison
  • Spot/stain removers
  • Spray paint
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Toner cartridges
  • Transmission fluid
  • Tub and tile cleaners
  • Turpentine
  • Used motor oil
  • Varnish/lacquer
  • Weed killer
  • Wood preservatives
  • Wood stains
  • Xylene

E-Wastes Accepted Items

The following E-wastes are accepted free of charge from Forsyth County residents.

  • Amplifiers
  • Audio/video equipment
  • Audio/video cables
  • Blu-ray players
  • CD players
  • Cell phones
  • Circuit boards
  • Computers
  • Computer cables
  • Computer Monitors
  • Copiers
  • DVD players
  • Electronic readers
  • Halogen light bulbs
  • Laptop computers
  • Mercury containing thermostats
  • Mice
  • Microwave ovens
  • MP3 players
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Tablet computers
  • Televisions (limit of 2 per year)
  • Trackballs
  • Tuners

Items Not Accepted

The following materials will not be accepted at the EnviroStation.

  • Alkaline batteries (Dispose of in regular trash)
  • Auto batteries
  • Ammunition
  • Biomedical waste
  • Butane/propane tanks
  • Empty containers Dispose of in regular trash)
  • Explosives
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Flares
  • Freon/CFC tanks
  • Helium tanks
  • Insulin needles
  • Non-residential waste
  • PCB contaminated materials
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Scuba tanks
  • Sharps/needles
  • Smoke detectors