Hazardous Waste Disposal Information

This is for Calumet residents only. Appointment are required. Visit the Hazardous Waste Event Schedule to make your appointment, and to take advantage of this free opportunity to dispose of your hazardous waste materials.

Household hazardous materials are found in these places:

  • Basements
  • Craft rooms
  • Garages
  • Sheds
  • Under kitchen sinks
  • Workshops


Often these products are labeled with words such as: 

  • Caution
  • Combustible
  • Corrosive
  • Danger
  • Flammable
  • Poison
  • Warning


Improperly disposed household hazardous materials can threaten the quality of our drinking water, increase the threat of algae blooms, and threaten the safety of sanitation workers. In addition, hazardous materials left around the house and garage pose an accidental poison risk to children and pets. These events are free to Calumet County residents thanks in part to grant funds, Hickory Meadows Landfill, Calumet County, and the local municipalities.

Accepted Materials

View a list of accepted materials:

  • Acids
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Airplane Glue
  • Antifreeze
  • Brake Fluid
  • Charcoal Lighters
  • Chemistry Sets
  • Cleaning Fluids
  • Corrosives
  • Degreasers
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Epoxies
  • Fiberglass Resin
  • Flea Products
  • Furniture Polish
  • Gasoline
  • Hair Removers
  • Herbicides
  • Inks
  • Insecticides
  • Lacquers
  • Lead-Based Paint
  • Lighter Fluids
  • Lubricants
  • Mercury Containing Devices
  • Moth Balls and Flakes
  • Nail Polish and Remover
  • No Pest Strips
  • Oil-Based Paint
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Paint Removers
  • Pesticides
  • Permanent Solutions
  • Poisons
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Rat Poisons
  • Rubber Cements
  • Rug and Upholstery Cleaners
  • Rust Solvents
  • Solvents
  • Spot Removers
  • Spray Paint
  • Toxic Cleaners
  • Tub and Tile Cleaners
  • Turpentine
  • Unknown Chemicals
  • Varnish/Stain
  • Waste Fuels
  • Wax/Polishes
  • Weed Killers
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Wood Stains

Unacceptable Materials

  • Appliances (microwaves, stoves, dehumidifiers, etc.)
  • CFL and Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Electronic Devices (TVs, computers, printers, etc.)
  • Explosives and Ammunition
  • Latex Paint
  • Propane Cylinders and Gas Tanks
  • Radioactive Material (smoke detectors)
  • Used Oil/Motor Oil
  • Vehicle and Household Batteries

Safety Tips

  • Do not mix materials together.
  • Tighten caps/lids and transport materials upright in a cardboard box.
  • Your containers must be left at the collection site.
  • Household containers are typically 5 gallons or less in size. Household containers larger than 5 gallons should be identified when scheduling your appointment.
  • This service is free of charge for household material. Donations will be accepted to help offset program costs.