Household Hazardous Waste

Gaston County Solid Waste

Household Hazardous Waste collection is provided for Gaston County residents only.

These items are examples of household hazardous waste:


  • Oil Based Paint
  • Solvents
  • Bug Sprays
  • Weed Killer
  • Lawn Chemicals
  • Aerosols
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Oil and Oil Filters
  • Cleaners
  • Batteries

If these items are not disposed of properly, they may end up contaminating lakes, streams, or soil, which in turn may pose a threat to the environment or public health. Latex paint, water-based paint, can be dried out with kitty litter or sand. Once the paint is totally dry, the can may be disposed of in your household trash. We do not accept electronic equipment at the Household Hazardous Waste Events as they are accepted every day at the Convenience sites.

House Hazard WastePlease Note

Excess Latex Paint Disposal

Gaston County Landfill
3155 Philadelphia Church Road
Dallas, NC 28034
By appointment only: 
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 am to 4 pm. Call 704-922-7729 to schedule. 

Cooking Oil Disposal

Gaston County Landfill
3155 Philadelphia Church Road
Dallas, NC 28034

Motor Oil, Tires, & Batteries

Residents may bring up to 5 gallons of motor oil, up to 5 tires, and rechargeable batteries (not alkaline) to all Gaston County Recycling Sites except the Farmers Market and Duke Street. For larger loads of tires, make arrangements to bring these directly to the County Landfill by calling 704-922-0267.

The other materials must be disposed of through a special collection of household hazardous waste materials.