Get Rid of Household Hazardous Waste in Indianapolis

Old cans of paint, motor oil, electronics and so much more can build up around the home. Unfortunately, those are also not items that can be thrown in your normal trash can or poured down the drain. Proper disposal of harmful waste keeps the environment and our drinking water safe from harm. But if you have ever tried to get rid of household hazardous waste in Indianapolis, you may have noticed that it requires a bit of planning and a way to transport things.

Residents of Indianapolis and Marion County can visit drop-off sites around the city on select Saturdays each month, throughout the year. And thankfully it is free for most items if you can manage the complete job yourself. In 2020, ToxDrop took in 839,866 pounds of hazardous household waste and 397,656 pounds of electronics scrap items! This is a service of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works.

If you are a resident of Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, or other areas of Hamilton County, visit our guide for getting rid of household hazardous waste in Hamilton County.

Not able to drive the items away? Junk Masters is here to help. Reach out about your project at 317-456-2055.

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Regular Times and Locations for Household Hazardous Waste in Indianapolis

First Saturday of each month
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Traders Point Collection Facility
7550 N. Lafayette Rd.

Second Saturday of each month
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Perry Township Government Center
4925 S. Shelby St.

Third Saturday of each month
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Training Facility
9049 E. 10th St.

The drop-off sites are closed on the fourth and fifth Saturday of the month and all major holidays. DO NOT leave waste at the site when it is closed. This is considered illegal dumping and is punishable with fines up to $2,500.


What Can You Get Rid of At Household Hazardous Waste in Indianapolis?

Acceptable household hazardous waste includes the items listed below. You can dispose of 20 gallons of liquid waste or 75 pounds of solid waste per visit. Transport it in plastic crates, cardboard boxes, storage bins, or in other containers that are easy to see through and access. Waste brought in trash bags may not be accepted.

  • AA and AAA batteries
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol cans
  • Air fresheners
  • Ammonia
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Brake fluid
  • Carpet cleaners
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Detergents
  • Electronics (find a list of acceptable electronics here)
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Floor wax
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Furniture polish
  • Gasoline
  • Glue
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Lead acid batteries
  • LED bulbs
  • Lighter fluid
  • Elemental mercury
  • Moth crystals
  • Nail polish & nail polish remover
  • Used cooking oil
  • Used motor oil
  • Oven cleaner
  • Paint
  • Paint stripper
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks (less than 20 lbs)
  • Rock salt
  • Stain removers
  • Thermostats
  • Thermometers
  • Wood stains
  • Wood varnishes


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