Household Chemical Disposal
Did you know that you can drop-off items like household cleaners, automotive chemicals, fertilizers, paints, light bulbs, batteries, and electronics for environmentally safe disposal and recycling?
Visit the Environmental Collection Center (6616 Walnut Street) on:
- Wednesdays from 2 - 5 p.m. (Winter), 2 - 6 p.m. (Summer)
- Fast Lane Fridays (with appointment, see below)
- Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
For your safety and that of our workers, please separate all items you bring to prevent breaking or spilling.
Introducing: Fast Lane Fridays
New: Reserve a time slot to avoid the wait.
- Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a reservation.
Gather your household chemicals and electronics. If possible, have all chemicals in original containers. Make sure none of the bottles are leaking. Place containers into a cardboard box for safe transport. Visit our Household Chemical Disposal Center during our special hours of operation with your current Frisco water bill and driver's license.
Ten gallon (no more than 15 containers) limit per product, per day. For electronics, CPU's, monitors, and televisions are limited to 3 each per day. Up to 10 florescent light tubes are allowed per day. If you are concerned your items will exceed this limit, please call 972-292-5913. Larger quantities are considered business or commercial waste and are not acceptable. It is illegal to dispose of any items when the facility is closed and if there is not an attendant present.
Bottle / Container Identification
Special handling, storage and safe disposal are required if one or more of the following words are listed on the bottle / container:
Caution, Combustible, Corrosive, Danger, Explosive, Flammable, Harmful If Swallowed, Irritant, Poison, Reactive, Toxic, Volatile, Warning
Managing Household Chemicals
Buy only what you need and use as directed. Read the warning labels and take precautions including wearing appropriate garnets and safety equipment if advised. Store in a cool, dry and well ventilated place out of reach of children and pets. Do not store products in attics or near a heat source. Do not mix, combine or consolidate them. When transporting, handle with care, tightly secure containers, place items in a box to prevent spillage. Clean any spillage and wash hands after handling. Do not eat, drink, or smoke while handling or transporting chemicals.
Frisco residents are able to drop off most items free of charge with a current water bill and matching license. Any item containing Freon (refrigerators, water coolers, A/C units, etc.), incurs a $40 charge added to the resident's next utility bill. No form of payment is accepted on site. Fees are subject to change without notice.
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Residents with current water bill and matching ID can drop off metal to be recycled at the Environmental Collection Center for no fee during Household Chemical Disposal Hours (Wednesdays 2 - 5 p.m., Fast Lane Fridays, and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.). If you have difficulty transporting your metal items, an Environmental Services crew can pick-up your metal items/appliances curbside.
- White Appliance and metal curbside pick-up is a $15.00 fee added to the resident's next utility bill. Fill out the form online to schedule your pick-up.
- Pick-up for metal recycling occurs on Thursdays and must be scheduled before noon on the day before pick-up.
- Please note: we don't accept lawn mowers, weed eaters, grills, or anything else with fuel or oil inside at the time of disposal.
We now accept prescription and over the counter medications at all Chunk Your Junk events. However, we can no longer accept them during regular Household Chemical Collection hours. We recommend that if you can not make it to the Chunk Your Junk event that you render other medications useless before disposal. These methods include crushing or adding medications to old coffee grinds, kitty litter, etc.
Once it is rendered useless, place in sealed bag or container (remember to remove all personal information from prescription bottles) and place in trash cart.
Products still in good condition from the Household Chemical Drop-off are stocked in the Reuse Center. This is open to the public as a free, self-serve option to obtain household chemicals. Though selection changes regularly, the products regularly available for reuse include:
- Automotive chemicals
- Household cleaners
- Lawn care (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides)
- Paint (white/off-white paints can be tinted at a fraction of the price)
City of Frisco Environmental Collection Center uses UER United Electronics Recycling to safely and securely recycle electronics. There is no refurbishing or reselling with this recycler, you are always welcome to take extra precautions and render your hard drive useless and/or wipe personal information. City of Frisco strives to be leaders in sustainable practices, this is why our recycler is located in Texas and does not ship electronics overseas.
Drop off for residents is free, for those with commercial quantities (more than 3 CPUs or televisions); UER can set up for a private contract meeting the electronic recycling needs.View information about Computer Equipment Recycling (PDF).