How do I dispose of hazardous household waste (HHW)?

Hazardous, corrosive, toxic or ignitable wastes (including medical and hospital wastes, liquids, and sludge) cannot be accepted by landfills due to Federal and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and are excluded from collection. Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) provides free household hazardous waste (HHW) disposal services for Franklin County residents. The drop-off location is located at 645 East 8th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201 (at the corner of East 8th Avenue and Essex Avenue just south of the fairgrounds). For a list of acceptable items, hours of operation and directions, visit the SWACO HHW website or call SWACO's HHW drop-off facility at 614-294-1300.

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1. When is refuse, recycling, and yard waste picked up?
2. What are the collection guidelines for refuse, recycling, and yard waste?
3. If I have trash beyond what cart can hold, can I use other containers?
4. Do I have to separate my recycling?
5. Who do I call if my collection is missed?
6. Where do I get new or replacement recycling bins?
7. Does the City still pick up leaves? If not, how can I dispose of them?
8. How do I dispose of hazardous household waste (HHW)?
9. Where can I take my recycling if I live in an apartment?
10. Can I set out bulk items?