Residents of Natrona County can drop off wastes free of charge without making an appointment.
What makes a substance hazardous?
When people think of "hazardous waste," they think of chemicals discarded by businesses or industries. Many common household products contain the same chemicals found in industrial hazardous wastes. The threat to human health and/or the environment is based on the specific chemical characteristics of the substances you use.
When determining whether a substance is considered hazardous, ask yourself these questions:
- How easily does it catch fire? (Example: gasoline)
- How corrosive is it? (Example: oven cleaners)
- How toxic is it to humans, animals, or plants? (Example: pesticides)
What should I bring? Products labeled "Use With Caution" or "Flammable" or "Keep Away From Children" are probably hazardous household chemicals. Examples of such products are:
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Photography Chemicals
- 1 gallon or more of cooking/ vegetable oil
- Radiator Flushes
- Car Wax
- Rug Shampoo
- Spot/Rust Removers
- Solvents, Deodorizers
- Used Oils
- Furniture Polish
- Wood Preservatives
- Smoke Detectors
When in doubt, call the facility or bring the item in question to the facility. Call the solid waste division at (307) 235-8246
for more information on what materials are acceptable.
What not to bring
The facility cannot accept certain materials. These include:
- Hazardous waste from commercial entities; see the Commercial disposal section for more information
- Infectious wastes; see the Commercial disposal section for more information
- Oil filled transformers
- Oil filled capacitors
- Explosives and Ammunition: To safely dispose of these materials please call the Natrona County Sheriff's Department at (307) 235-9282. Please do not transport or disturb explosives prior to calling the Sheriff's Department.
- Unstable Chemicals: To safely dispose of these materials please call the Natrona County Sheriff's Department at (307) 235-9282. Please do not transport or disturb Chemicals prior to calling the Sheriff's Department
Radioactive materials or waste products: If you need assistance disposing of these type of wastes call Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality at (307) 473-3450