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Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection

Dispose of household hazardouse materials and electronic items, and securely shred paper materials.

This drive-through disposal event will be held rain or shine and is brought to you by the City of Wilmington, Delaware Solid Waste Authority, United Way of Delaware, and AFL-CIO Community Services. For more information, contact City Council Member Bud Freel at (302) 384-2423 or visit:

NOTE: Prescription drugs are not accepted at this event. For information on proper prescription drug disposal, visit:


There is a limit of two file boxes of paper material per household for the shredding service.

Household Hazardous Waste Items

Household Items

Full Aerosol Cans, Bleach, Chemistry Kits, Nail Polish/Polish Removers, Perfumes, Disinfectants, Drain Cleaners, Floor Was, Mercury Thermometers, Moth Balls, Oven Cleaner, Spot Removers, Toilet Cleaner

Garden Items

Fungicides, Herbicides, Pool Chemicals


Used Sharps (please bring sharps in a container with which you are willing to part)

Automotive Items

Used Mixed Fuels, Antifreeze, Auto Batteries, Degreasers, Waste Gasoline/Kerosene

Workshop Items

Corrosives, Oil-based Paints, Small Compressed Gas Tanks, Solvents, Stains/Varnishes, Strippers/Thinners, Wood Preservatives


Ammunition, Gunpowder, Fireworks (Explosives NOT ACCEPTED at weekly collection events or 1st Saturday event at the Delaware Recycling Center.)

Electronics Recycling Items

No dehumidifiers, freezers, refrigerators, or air conditions are accepted at this event.


Computer Components, Main Frame Computers, Mini Computers, Terminals, Printers, Personal Computers, Monitors, Keyboards, Mice, Cables, Laptop Computers, Notebook Computers, Notepad Computers, Copying Equipment, Electronic Typewriters, Calculators

Small Household Electronics

Microwave Ovens, Vacuum Cleaners, Video Game Systems

Telecommunications Equipment

Telephone Systems, Terminals, Telephones, Telex, Facsimile, Pay Telephones, Cordless Telephones, Cellular Telephones, Answering Machines

Radio, Television, Electroacoustic

Radios, Televisions, Video Cameras, Video Recorders, Tape Recorders, Audio Amplifiers, VCRs, DVD Players, Cassette Players, Record Players

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