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Resuming Spring 2021 HHWD - Special COVID-19 Announcement

Household Hazardous Waste Day will resume this year, but we have made a number of changes to make the event more safe and easy for our Warren County residents.

We have partnered with local businesses to make battery and paint disposal available for the entire month of march (details below), and we have extended Household Hazardous Waste Day to a 3-day event to reduce wait times.

Important Notice: due to shortage of workers and COVID-19, we are requiring everyone stay in their car while dropping off waste items at the Lauren Avery site.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and helping us work together to bring back Household Hazardous Waste Day in 2021.

Battery Drop-off

When: all month long (March 2021)

Where: Batteries Plus
1150 US 31W Bypass
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Google Maps Link

Batteries Plus Website

Paint Hardener Pickup

When: all month long (March 2021)

Where: Sherwin Williams
1689 Campbell Lane (next to Five Guys)
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Google Maps Link
Secondary Location: 727 U.S. 31W Bypass

Note: you can pick up limited quantities of paint hardener from Sherwin Williams. This allows you to skip the normal Household Hazardous Waste Day drop-off lines and dispose of your hardened paint with your normal trash.

2-Day Limited Event

What: dispose of paint, batteries and electronics

When: March 18 & 19, 8AM-1PM

Where: the main Lauren Avery Drive event site
Google Maps Link

Main Event Day

What: hazardous waste, paint, electronics, batteries and Land Shark

When: March 20, 8AM-1PM

Where: the main Lauren Avery Drive event site
Google Maps Link

3 Reasons to Participate in Household Hazardous Waste Day

Get Rid of Needless Waste at Home

Clean out your garage, cabinets and closets from old waste, such as paint cans and waste oil.

Recycle Responsibly

We partner with hazardous waste professionals to ensure that waste is properly disposed of and recycled.

Protect the Environment

Proper disposal and recycling of hazardous waste protects the environment and extends the life of landfills.

Get Rid of Your Hazardous Waste the Right Way

Warren County's Division of Stormwater Management partners with multiple agencies and businesses to host Household Hazardous Waste days, providing you and your family with the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of the hazardous waste around your home.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Many household items are hazardous to the environment when improperly disposed of. You can generally find these items stored in your garage or under your kitchen sink - paint, anti-freeze, oil, cooking oil and more (see the list below for more).

Why is it Important to Dispose of Hazardous Waste Properly?

Many of these items are harmful when improperly disposed of in our landfills. This reduces the useful lifetime of the landfill.

Improperly disposing of these waste items also prevents their proper recycling - one of the other functions of Household Hazardous Waste Day.

By participating in Household Hazardous Waste Day, you and your family may get rid of those extra household items cluttering up your garage, cabinets and closets and protect the environment at the same time.

E-Scrap Recycling

"e-Waste" includes small electronics, such as TVs 40 inches and under, computer CPUs, laptops, tablets and monitors.

You can bring old small electronics to Household Hazardous Waste Day, and we will ensure they are properly recycled.

Document Shredding

Do you have personal documents that ned to be shredded?

We will have on-site document shredding available for you. Note: any previously shredded material you wish to recycle must be sealed in a bag to prevent escape.

What Can I Bring?

The following items are approved for you to bring to Household Hazardous Waste Day:

From Your Workbench

  • Adhesives, glue resins
  • Hobby supplies, artist supplies
  • Latex paint
  • Oil paint
  • Stains, thinners and stripper

From Your House

  • Aerosol cans
  • Cleaners, spot removers
  • Hearing aid (button-style) batteries
  • NiCad batteries
  • Photo chemicals, chemistry sets
  • Fluorescent light bulbs

From Your Garage

  • Car batteries, dry cell batteries
  • Engine degreasers, brake fluids
  • Transmission fluids
  • Waste fuels (kerosene, gasoline)

From Your Yard

  • Insecticides, weed killers, poisons
  • Pesticides

Remove Your Hard Drives

If you are disposing of a computer, we recommend removing your hard drive before you arrive.

Hard drive removal will not be supported on-site at Household Hazardous Waste Day.

What is NOT Allowed?

  • Ammunition, fireworks, explosives
  • Infection and biological waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Unknown compressed gas cylinder
  • Tires

To Ensure Safety

  • NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous materials
  • Do not place waste in plastic garbage bags
  • Tighten caps and lids leaving material in original labeled containers

This is for local area households, and businesses materials cannot be accepted per federal guidelines.

Site Plan


What happens to hazardous waste?

Download the PDF to learn more.

HHWD Layout

Event Details

Date: See COVID-specific information

Location: Lauren Avery Drive

Questions? Email Us!

Event Sponsors

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Warren County

Division of Environmental Planning & Assistance

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Warren County Stormwater

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City of Bowling Green

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Keep it Clean, Bowling Green

land shark shredding

Landshark Shredding

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Warren County Conservation District





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Habitat for Humanity