While hazardous materials are not collected by the curbside garbage and recycling service, residents do have options to dispose of these types of waste. Residents may dispose of these materials by taking them to the Environmental Collection Center or to a collection event.
Old paint, pesticides, used oil and other automotive fluids, household cleaners, medicines, solvents, batteries, and pesticides are all examples of household chemicals that could be hazardous to the environment if disposed of improperly.
Residents need to show proof of Euless residency at all collection sites. Residents do not have to pay to drop off materials. However, the City of Euless is assessed a fee of $47 for each household drop off. Please make sure you are maximizing your delivery.
Environmental Collection Center
Throughout the year, Euless residents may take leftover household chemicals to the Environmental Collection Center (ECC) at 6400 Bridge Street. It is open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Refer to their website for a list of acceptable and not acceptable items.
Hazardous Material Collection Day
The Crud Cruiser mobile collection trailer travels to Euless twice a year to help residents responsibly dispose of their household chemical wastes. Collection events are normally held on a Saturday from 9 - 11 a.m. during the spring and fall unless otherwise specified.
The 2014 Hazardous Material Collection Days will be on April 12 and September 27.
The City of Euless has partnered with Techway Services to provide recycling for small electronic appliances onsite at each Hazardous Materials Collection Day. Please see the list of accepted electronic waste for more information.
Texas law now requires television and computer-equipment manufacturers to offer opportunities for consumers to recycle these electronics. Please visit TexasRecyclesTVs.org or TexasRecyclesComputers.org for more information.
Republic Sharps Mail Back Service
Republic Services provides a safe, confidential and convenient method for the proper disposal of sharps waste such as:
- Needles and syringes
- Razor blades
- Contaminated broken glassware
- Tattoo needles and piercing devices
In addition to at-home needle users, such as diabetics, the Republic Sharps Mail Back Service is ideal for tattoo and piercing shops, home care providers, nursing homes, small medical facilities, doctors' offices, veterinary clinics and dentists. Don't get stuck! Order your compliant mail back container today.
Safely Dispose of Unwanted Medication
Do you have old medicine taking up space in your cabinets? Has it been there for years because you don’t know what to do with it? Unused medication should be disposed of safely. Medication should never be flushed down the drain.
The Euless Police Department participates in a joint effort with the DEA called the National Take Back Initiative. It is focused on removing potentially dangerous substances from our medicine cabinets.
While National Take Back Initiative events happen only a few times a year, Super Value Pharmacy will take unwanted over-the-counter and prescription drugs all year.