Household Hazardous Waste Newsletter



A message from your Friends at Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation:

Have you started wondering when and where the next Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in your area will be hosted? Wait no further the Division of Solid Waste Management is contacting you with our Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event (HHWCE) Schedule for 2017. We recommend conducting an inventory of your household chemicals, regarding their content and labeling.  The upcoming events will begin in the early spring and run through late summer. Collection services are open to all Tennessee residents; the attendance is not restricted only to county residents.

2018 Household Hazardous Waste Event Calendar


Attention Small Business Owners: Did you know if you have up to 220 pounds of ignitable, corrosive, reactive or toxic hazardous waste per month you are considered a “Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator” or (CESQG) and must adhere to guidelines. These guidelines are set out in the Code of Federal Regulations 40 CFR 261.5. These generators can work directly with a hazardous waste disposal company for the proper management options. If you would like to bring your hazardous business waste to a scheduled event, you need to schedule with Clean Harbors Environmental Services. Contact Clean Harbors Environmental Services at 615-643-3170 or email

Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Website: CESQG


Division of Solid Waste Management has technical experts available to consult and answer any questions regarding Household Hazardous Waste disposal and handling options.  Please feel free to contact the program representatives. 

  • Bob Fletcher, Environmental Consultant, 1-800-287-9013 or 615-532-9265 

  • Robert Wadley, Environmental Scientist,  1-800-287-9013 or 615-741-4907





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