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Household Hazardous Waste

solidwastelogosmall100These items are examples of household hazardous waste:
  • Oil Based Paint
  • Solvents
  • Bug Sprays
  • Weed Killer
  • Lawn Chemicals
  • Aerosols
  • Flourescent Bulbs
  • Oil & Oil Filters
  • Cleaners
  • Batteries

If these items are not disposed of properly, they may end up contaminating lakes, stream 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.

Excess Latex Paint can be disposed of at the Gaston County Landfill, 3155 Philadelphia Church Road, Dallas BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am-4pm. Call 704-922-7729 to schedule. Cooking oil is only accepted at the County Landfill, 3155 Philadelphia Church Road, Dallas. Residents may bring up to 5 gallons of motor oil, up to 5 tires and RECHARGEABLE batteries (not alkaline) to all Gaston County Convenience Sites except the Farmers Market. 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. 

Household Hazardous Wastehousehazardwaste150
200 Leisure Lane
Dallas, NC 28034

Event Schedule 2021

  • March 27
  • May 1
  • September 18
  • November 6
Hours of Operation: 8:00-11:30am


Questions? Call Recycling Hotline: 704-922-7729

Highway 279 West (Dallas-Cherryville Hwy)
Turn left at the Citizens Resource Center into Dallas Park. Follow the signs to the Household Hazardous Waste Center.