Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events


The City will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding event April 23, 2022, at the City’s Service Center, 725 SE John Jones Dr. The event will be from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and is only available to residents who live inside the Burleson city limits (proof of residency including a City water or solid waste bill is required).

Household hazardous waste items are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and capacity may be reached for certain wastes before the event ends. All electronics and appliances not containing refrigerant/Freon will be taken for free. TVs will be accepted at this event. There is no fee for paper shredding, but the volume is limited to three boxes per vehicle.

In order to avoid the lines and possibly being turned away once capacity is reached, residents may use the Fort Worth ECC for paint and other chemical drop off. 

Acceptable items:
•Paper for shredding (limited of three boxes per household)
•Electronics
•Appliances (no appliances containing Freon/refrigerant)
•Pesticides
•Paints (limited to 20-gallons per household)
•Cleaning chemicals
•Oil
•Automotive fluids
•Batteries
•Light bulbs
•Fertilizer
•Aerosol cans
•Solvents
•Pool chemicals
•Any household chemical
•Tires (limit four per vehicle)
• Tube TV's

Non-acceptable Items:
•Ammunition
•Fireworks
•Medical waste
•Pharmaceuticals
•Yard waste
•Appliances containing refrigerant/Freon


Environmental Collection Center


Residents who do not want to wait until the next HHW collection event in Burleson, can take their household hazardous waste to the Environmental Collection Center (ECC). The ECC is open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located at 6400 Bridge Street in Fort Worth. For directions, call 817-392-EASY (3279). There is no fee for dropping off your household hazardous waste, however, residents must take a City of Burleson water or solid waste bill as proof of residency.

What’s Accepted by the ECC?


  • Acids
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries (All Kinds, Including Car Batteries)
  • Brake Fluid
  • Cooking Oil
  • Craft Chemicals
  • Degreasers
  • Drain Cleaner
  • Fertilizer
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)

  • Herbicides
  • Household Chemicals
  • Motor Oil
  • Paints and Stains, Paint Thinners (20-gallon limit per household)
  • Pest Strips, Pesticides
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Oil Filters
  • Solvents
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Varnish
What’s Not Accepted?
  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Building Materials
  • Butane Cylinders
  • Electronics
  • Explosives
  • Medical Waste

  • PCBs
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Radioactive Material
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Tires
If you have questions about a specific waste not listed above, please call 817-392-EASY (3279).