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Residential Household Hazardous Waste

Look for: Caution, Danger, Poison, Warning, Corrosive, Flammable, Explosive, Oxidizer, Irritant, Environmental Hazard. 

Don't Dump it! Don't Toss it! 

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste (HHW). These products contain potentially hazardous ingredients and require special care and should be brought to a HHW Site for proper disposal.

Please help to keep Meridian Fire Department, your Republic Services driver, and our environment safe by properly disposing of Hazardous and Electronic Waste.

Products include:

Appliances containing Freon*


Cooking Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG*)

Motor Oils


Mercury-containing Items: Fever Thermometers, Fluorescent Lights, Switches, Thermostats

Non-Alkaline Batteries: Button, lithium, Rechargeable, Vehicle Paints


TVs and Computer Monitors

Freon: Appliances that typically contain Freon include refrigerators, air conditioners, water coolers, mini-fridges, freezers, and dehumidifiers. Household appliances that contain Freon can be scheduled for pick up through Republic Services for an additional fee per item. This fee will be added to your utility bill.

FOG: Fat, oil, and grease, or FOG as it is known, is a by-product of cooking many foods. Examples are meats, dairy products, soups, and anything with vegetable oil. FOG solidifies when cool and can block and damage sewer pipes; thus, it should not go down the drain.

Residents can let it cool, can it, and take it to an HHW site to be recycled.  

Please note:

  • FOG: For Residents only
  • FOG: Limit to five (5) gallons per drop-off day
  • FOG: Must be in a tight-fitting lid

More information on FOG can be found on our Wastewater page at meridian/public-works/wastewater/pretreatment-program/residents/.

Meridian's HHW Site Contact and Hours of Operation

Phone: 208-345-1265
2130 West Franklin Road. Meridian, Idaho 83642 (at Republic Services' Office)
Open every Monday (except Holidays) from 12 pm - 7 pm

A good rule of thumb is to look at the total of the materials you want to bring to the mobile event and estimate its quantity. If the quantity is greater than 25 gallons, that quantity should be taken up to the Ada County Hazardous Materials Collection Facility.

For more information, visit their website at

If a collection vehicle is not on-site, DO NOT leave items as it creates hazardous conditions. 

For more information, visit the Ada County Landfill’s website at» to learn how to properly handle and dispose of household hazardous wastes.

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