Queen Anne’s County Public Works is hosting a free Household Hazardous Waste on Saturday September 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The QAC Public Works Facility is located at 312 Safety Drive, Centreville, off of route 301. This service is limited to Midshore residents from Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. Household wastes that are toxic, corrosive, ignitable, or reactive are considered Household Hazardous Waste. There is a limit of 20 gallons or 250 pounds of acceptable waste per residence. No business, commercial, or industrial customers or materials will be accepted.

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste Items:

  • Gas, gas/oil mixes and automotive fuels
  • Empty Propane Cylinders size # 40 and smaller (9.4 gallons and under)
  • Acids, cleaners, and solvents
  • Chemicals (pool, darkroom, etc.)
  • Pesticides, insecticides and herbicides
  • Oil based paint, paint thinner, stains, turpentine, wood preservatives and wood strippers
  • Fluorescent tubes and lamps (limit 15)
  • Mercury thermometers

Acceptable Electronics:

  • Computers and peripherals (keyboards, laptops, monitors, mice, printers, cables, modems, etc.)
  • TVs, remotes, VCR, CD and DVD players (limit 4 TV’s)
  • CB radios, fax machines, answering machines and copiers

Usable latex paint will be accepted for recycling. Do not bring unusable latex paint to the event. Instead, solidify the paint with an absorbent such as kitty litter, dirt or mulch and dispose of the paint in regular trash.

Items Not Accepted: 

  • Household trash
  • Explosives and ammunition
  • Medical and radioactive wastes
  • Compressed gas cylinders other than propane cylinders listed above
  • Asbestos
  • Smoke detectors
  • Business, industrial and commercial farm wastes
  • Appliances
  • Power tools and power tool batteries
  • Tires
  • Household batteries
  • Road/marine flares
  • Liquid containers over 5 gallon maximum size
  • Any household waste over 20 gallons or maximum of 250 pounds per household

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Face masks are required to enter and use the facility for the purpose of dropping off acceptable materials.
  • Social distancing guidelines are to be followed.

For questions on the program, please contact the Maryland Environmental Service at (443) 685-4073.

Press Release
September 22, 2020
Beth Malasky