Homes and businesses are filled with ordinary items and materials that require extraordinary disposal handling and recycling methods, largely due to their chemical composition.
Think paint, automotive products, swimming pool chemicals, household cleaners, flammable and combustible items, garden chemicals, batteries, consumer electronics and items containing mercury, such as fluorescent lamps, to name a few – all items that should not be placed into regular solid waste bins. We’ve developed several programs to help our residential and business customers dispose of these materials properly.
Waste Management’s At Your Door Special CollectionSM service provides easy and convenient collection of home-generated special materials for single and multi-unit homes in several states where logistics and customer preference support the service. As part of our home collection service, each participating household receives a collection kit with a containment bag, instruction sheet and customer service survey card, which 93 percent of customers have used to rate our service “excellent” or “very good.” In addition to at-home collection services, we also collect fluorescent lamps, batteries, sharps and non-controlled pharmaceuticals through containers placed at public locations, such as libraries, municipal buildings, pharmacies and community centers. Residents can simply place items in the collection containers, which are managed by our special collections team.