Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) 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 annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event as an opportunity for residents in the region to conveniently and responsibly dispose of their household hazardous waste.

2023 Event Information

  • Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023 (Rain or shine!)
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
  • Location: Dacotah Bank Center at 824 32nd Avenue in Brookings. (Formerly the Swiftel Center) 
    • South parking lot. 
    • Enter from 32nd Avenue. 
    • Exit from 34th Avenue.
  • Open To: Residents in Brookings, Deuel, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Lake & Moody counties (City of Brookings Regional Landfill service area)
  • Cost: Free
  • Donation Recommended: Please bring a non-perishable food item(s) to be donated to the 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:


  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Ballasts
  • Batteries: Lithium & NiCad
  • Deodorizers
  • Drain/oven cleaners
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
  • Hand sanitizer - Expired (in residential amounts)
  • Polish
  • Spot Removers


  • Insect sprays
  • Weed killers
  • Pesticides


  • Antifreeze
  • BBQ tanks
  • Brake fluid
  • Lighter fluid
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rust preventative
  • Used motor oil & filters


  • Paint (wet)
  • Paint thinner
  • Paint removers
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Stain
  • Wood preservatives

Not Accepted: 

  • Business, commercial or industrial waste (Event is for residential household hazardous waste only.)
  • E-waste (electronics)
  • Medical waste/sharps
  • Radioactive waste
  • Ammunition
  • Appliances 
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Fire-damaged debris
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Garbage
  • Gunpowder
  • Large appliances
  • Tires
  • Treated wood waste


Call the City of Brookings Regional Landfill at 605-693-3667.

Thank You

The City of Brookings thanks residents for their participation in this 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.