Household Hazardous Waste


Safe Disposal of Hazardous Materials

The City of Watauga partners with the City of Fort Worth's Environmental Collection Center to provide residents with a safe means of disposing hazardous materials. In order for a Watauga resident to use the Environmental Collection Center, they must:

  • Be the registered owner of the residence or be listed on the water bill.
  • Understand that only one voucher will be issued per household, per fiscal year. Vouchers are dispensed on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limited quantity available.
  • Present the voucher to the Environmental Collection Center along with all required proof of residency.
  • Follow all guidelines with regard to disposal as set forth by the City of Watauga and the City of Fort Worth. 

How to request a voucher?


  • Residents can request vouchers online via the City Secretary's Office or by coming into City Hall during regular business hours. 
    • If a voucher is requested online, your residency will be verified via the information listed on your waterbill.
    • If you request a voucher in person, please bring your water bill and proof of identity.

Hours of Operation for Disposal Site

Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday:  11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday:   9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Environmental Collection Center is located at 6400 Bridge Street. Call 817.392.1234 for more information.

What is Accepted                                                                                What is NOT Accepted


Break Fluid                                                                         
Pest Strips 
Aerosol Cans 
Fluorescent Lights 
All Batteries 
Hobby Chemicals 
Photo Chemicals 
Household Chemicals 
Pool Chemicals 
Craft Chemicals 
Motor Oil 
Oil Filters 
Drain Cleaners 
Paint Thinners Transmission Fluid                                                        

Medical Waste 
Propane Cylinders 
Building Materials 
Radioactive Material 
Butane Cylinders 
Smoke Detectors 
Old or Used Tires 


Additional Instructions for Disposing Waste

  • If a product is still useable, give it to someone who can use it instead of bringing it for disposal. 
  • Bring liquid sorted by type (i.e., oil-based and lead-based). 
  • Keep chemicals in their original container. Place broken or leaking materials in a second container or like material such as glass for corrosives, metal for flammables, etc. 
  • If a container has no label and its contents are known, please place a label on the container clearly stating its contents. 
  • Do not transport chemicals in the passenger compartment of your vehicle. Put them in the trunk or bed of truck.