The City of Tyler's Landfill is designed to accept small amounts of household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste, in quantities of one gallon or less, may be disposed of as household garbage.
Fluorescent Bulbs should be secured in a plastic bag and placed in your garbage cart.
Paint must be dried out before being placed at the curb to prevent the paint from exploding when it is compacted in the garbage truck. It will dry out by pouring two quarts of Oil Dry Absorbent or Kitty Litter into a half gallon of paint. Stir with a stick and leave the top off to allow it to dry. When you can hold the can upside down and no paint pours out, then it is ready to go in your trash. Oil dry is available at any grocery store, discount store or auto supply store. It is also available in one gallon baggies at the Tyler Recycling Collection Center.
Liquids should be placed separate from the rest of your garbage, so that our crews will be aware that they are picking up household chemicals.
Car batteries may be left on thecurb on your garbage day and they will be picked up and recycled.
Rechargable batteries can be taken to Batteries Plus, located 4906 Broadway Ave. and recycled for a fee.Interstate Batteries located at 1847 Troup Hwy (Green Acres Shopping Center) accepts batteries of all types.
Motor oil that is less than five gallons from non-commercial users can be taken to any auto service shop at no charge to you.
To avoid excessive household hazardous waste, residents are asked to use safer alternatives and to purchase only amounts needed.