3 Jefferson County Household Hazardous Waste Collection sites open April 9th—morning only. Here are the details.

United Ability
United Ability at the Jefferson County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. (United Ability)

Attention Jefferson County residents—got some old paint, batteries or used oil in the garage you need to remove? Don’t miss the Jefferson County Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, this Saturday, April 9th, 8:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. (or when capacity is met).

Here are the details.

The Locations

On Saturday morning, Jefferson County will be holding simultaneously three events throughout the county in Bessemer, Gardendale and Irondale. 

Pull out your maps app and enter the following addresses:

  • Bessemer — City of Bessemer Public Works Laydown Yard, 1205 15th Avenue North, Bessemer, 35020
  • Gardendale — First Baptist Church Gardendale South Location, 940 Main Street, Gardendale, 35071
  • Inondale — Classic Motoring, 3900 Grants Mill Road, 35210

IDs Please and Stay in Car

There is no cost to attend, but you will have to show proof of residency for Jefferson County (a driver’s license or car tag is just fine).

Participants bringing items will remain in their vehicle with the windows up.  Place items to be unloaded in the back of the vehicle, preferably the trunk, pick-up truck or on a utility trailer.


Now that you know the when, where and how, here is the list of “what” you can drop-off.

  • Ammunition
  • Batteries (household, car,rechargeable)
  • Electronics (including televisions and CRT monitors)
  • Household cooking oil and grease (new and used)
  • Light bulbs 
  • Paint (latex, oil, stains, solvents)
  • Paper shredding
  • Yard chemicals (pesticides,fertilizers, herbicides)
  • Prescription drugs and expired over the counter meds
  • Tires (max- 8 – no rims)
  • Vehicle fluids (antifreeze, gasoline,oil)

For more information contact the Jefferson County Stormwater Program 205-325-8741.

Do Your Part

Jefferson County Household Hazardous Waster Collection Day

Celebrate Earth Day early this year by cleaning out your garage, basement and home. This is one of Jefferson County’s most popular programs, so make sure to arrive early. 

Many thanks to the Jefferson County, Express Oil & Tire Engineers, United Ability’s Gone for Good Program, Metro Tires, O’Reilly’s Batteries and Universal Environmental Services for making this project possible.

Are you going to participate in Jefferson County’s Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day? Show us what you collected and disposed by tagging us on social media at @bhamnow 

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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