Household Hazardous Waste Event

Program Overview

Improperly discarded toxic, flammable or otherwise hazardous materials can be a threat to people, animals and the environment. Residents should not dispose of hazardous items in the trash, nor should they dispose of materials into sinks, the ground, or storm drains – doing so may pollute the environment and drinking water.

The Brookings Solid Waste Division provides the Household Hazardous Waste Event as an opportunity for residents in the region to conveniently and responsibly dispose of their household hazardous waste.

2022 Event Information

Date: Saturday, August 27th, 2022

Time: 8 a.m. - Noon

Location: Swiftel Center – South parking lot. 
Enter from 32nd Avenue. 
Exit from 34th Avenue.

Who can participate? City of Brookings Regional Landfill service area residents – ID or utility bill required

Recommended Donation: Please bring a non-perishable food item(s) to be donated to Brookings Food Panty

Instructions: Follow traffic cones and barriers to be directed to the drop off location. Please remain in your vehicle; a staff member will assist in unloading the items from your vehicle.

Accepted Items:

Household: aerosols, batteries (lithium & NiCad), disinfectants, mothballs, oven cleaners, tile cleaners, bathroom cleaners, concrete cleaners, drain cleaners, nail polish removers, spot removers, compact fluorescent bulbs, fluorescent lamps

Automotive: auto repair products, degreasers, petroleum-based waxes & finishes, carburetor cleaners, fuels

Lawn & Garden: ant, bug, roach, rodent killers, bug sprays, charcoal lighter fluids, weed killers

Home Improvement: driveway sealers, oil based paints, latex paint, paint thinners, turpentine’s, petroleum-based adhesives, roofing tars, paint strippers, wood preservatives 

Not Accepted:

Commercial waste, industrial waste, business waste, medical/sharps, radioactive waste, asbestos, explosives or ammunition, computer equipment, TVs, VCRs, etc., copiers, phones, faxes, anti-freeze, oil

Thank You

The City of Brookings wants to thank residents for their participation in the event as a collective effort to remove hazardous materials from the environment and for their continued commitment to reuse, recycling, and waste reduction. Responsible hazardous waste disposal helps to maintain and improve the quality of life for all members of the community.