Household Hazardous Waste
E-waste / HHW collections must be requested before 12 p.m. (noon) the business day prior to your collection day. An email confirmation will be sent with the actual collection date, which may be up to two weeks from request.
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is considered leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances; or that are corrosive or toxic.
- This service is limited to customers who live within McKinney city limits and have water billing accounts in good standing. Customers who have city water utilities, but not city trash services, and who live outside the city limits or in the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (i.e., Trinity Falls) do not qualify for this service.
- Commercial waste is not accepted at any time.
Please note: Residential rental properties such as apartment complexes are considered commercial and are not eligible for HHW collection.
- The city’s facility is not licensed by the State of Texas as a Household Hazardous Waste drop-off center. Do not bring chemical waste directly to the facility for disposal.
Submit a Request
- HHW collection occurs on your regular trash and recycling collection day.
- Requests must be submitted before 12 p.m. (noon) the business day prior to regular trash collection day. Request a collection date from a list of available dates and a confirmation email will be sent with collection information.
- Schedule / request up to 12 pick-ups per calendar year at no additional charge. Limit of one request per week.
- Schedule a collection by filling out the HHW pick-up request.
- A confirmation email will be sent from the City of McKinney within 48-72 hours of request. Please check Junk or Spam folders if you do not see the email in your inbox.
- If you have any questions, please call 972-547-7385.
- Place all items in a cardboard box. Up to two are permitted.
- Label containers “HHW” and make sure chemicals do not spill, leak or mix.
- All HHW items must be labeled, either with the original label or with a permanent marker if the original label is missing, stating the brand name of the material and the name of the contents.
- All flammable materials, such as paint thinner or kerosene, should be in their original container or a container approved for transporting flammable liquids.*
- Plastic jugs with a screw-top lid may be used to hold flammable liquids that do not exceed 1 gallon in volume.
- Acid-based, lithium and rechargeable batteries accepted.
- Unlabeled containers will not be collected.
- Remember, never mix chemicals!
On Collection Day
- Place “HHW” labeled containers at your trash collection point by 7 a.m. on your scheduled appointment date.
- HHW need to be at least 3 feet from your trash / recycling carts.
Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in non-collection.
All items must be labeled, either with the original label or with a permanent marker if the original label is missing, stating the brand name of the material and the name of the contents.
We cannot collect unlabeled containers.
All flammable materials, such as paint thinner or kerosene, should be in their original container or a container approved for transporting flammable liquids.*
Plastic jugs with a screw-top lid may be used to hold flammable liquids that do not exceed 1 gallon in volume.
Remember, never mix chemicals!
- HHW should be kept in its original container and be clearly labeled.
- Wear protective gloves when handling HHW. Do not smoke, eat or drink around chemicals.
- Place HHW in a cardboard box and put curbside on your regular trash collection day at least 3 feet from your trash and/or recycling carts.
- Clearly label your cardboard box “HHW” and make sure chemicals do not spill, leak or mix.
*Gasoline and diesel fuel must be in an approved non-spill gasoline or diesel container - visit Automotive Fluid Disposal.
*Automotive oil filters must be placed in a sealed container or plastic Ziploc bag.
- Limited to 2 boxes, no larger than 20 inches long by 20 inches wide by 20 inches high.
- 5-gallon or 50-pound limit per box. Please do not stack boxes.
- A 5-gallon bucket or container may be substituted for one box of HHW (does not need to be placed in a box).
- Containers containing HHW are not returned.
- Containers larger than 5 gallons are not accepted.
- Quantities in excess of these restrictions are considered commercial waste and will not be collected.
- Up to 2 automobile batteries.
- Automobile tires are not accepted – visit Do-it-Yourself Solid Waste Disposal.
Items will not be collected if you exceed the restricted amounts.