Household Hazardous Waste Facility


Our former annual Tox-Away Day is now a weekly program held at the new Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility in Fort Wayne.

The HHW Facility is a place for Allen County residents and small businesses to safely dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste. These materials, if not disposed of properly, can be dangerous to our health and the environment. However, before taking your household hazardous waste to the HHW Facility, please consider the following options:

  • Reduce waste by buying only what you need
  • Purchase less toxic options
  • Share leftovers with family, friends, and neighbors

Learn how to identify household hazardous waste and the guidelines for our new HHW Facility here.


Drop-off Hours: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: 2260 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818


  • You MUST enter the HHW Facility via Recovery Road from Lima Road
  • Minimal fees and a weight limit of 50 lbs. will apply



  • Open to Allen County Residents Only
  • Do not mix products or remove labels
  • Leave all products in their original containers

Items Accepted 

Items NOT Accepted

Automotive Fluids Appliances
Fertilizers Explosives
Fire Extinguishers Electronics Materials
Household Batteries Infectious Waste
Household Cleaners Industrial Hazardous Waste
Lead-Acid Batteries Medications
Mercury/Mercury-containing Items (e.g., fluorescent bulbs) Radioactive Materials
Oil-based Paint Steel Drums
Pesticides & Herbicides Tires
Propane Tanks
Pool Chemicals
Rodent Killer

A detailed list of our Safe Disposable Guidelines can be found here. Read more about household hazardous waste on this EPA webpage.


For more information, residents and small businesses can follow us on Facebook or call ACDEM at 260-449-7878.


For many years, the Allen County Solid Waste Management District offered an annual Tox-Away Day in September as the only opportunity for residents to properly dispose of household hazardous materials. Tox-Away Day has been a popular program over the years and ACDEM recognizes there is a greater need for a weekly HHW drop-off program

During last year’s Tox-Away Day, we collected over 25.6 tons of material at this one-day event.


2017 Statistics

Households Represented                1,018

Automotive Fluids (lbs.)                 5,166

Car Batteries (lbs.)                           2,145

Household Batteries (lbs.)              1,388

HHW Collected (lbs.)                    42,758

Our sincere thanks to all Tox-Away Day participants and volunteers!


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