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Environmental Collection Center: Household Chemical Disposal 

6616 Walnut St.

Hours of Operation:
Winter Hours (October 1 - February 28)
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesdays: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours (March 1 - September 30)
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesdays: 2 p.m.  to 6 p.m.

Contact: Environmental Services (972) 292-5900

Inclement Weather Conditions
Severe storm warnings, flooding, or ice may cause the center to close . Call (972) 292-5900 for up-to-date information.

Facility use and all disposal is for Frisco Residents only, no commercial accounts.

Proof of Residency Requirements
Valid Texas Drivers License and copy of current Frisco water bill

Directions to Center
From Preston Road: Travel west on Main Street; turn north at 2nd Street. The center is located two blocks north at Walnut Street.

From the Dallas North Tollway: Travel east on Main Street (FM 720);
turn north onto 2nd Street.

Acceptable Items:
Aerosol cans
Batteries (AA, AAA, B, C, D, 9 volt, cell phone, car, boat, etc.)
NEW! Cartons
Computer monitors (no charge)
Cooking oil (used or dated)
Electronic equipment
Fluorescent bulbs
Household cleaners
Ink cartridges
Mercury thermometers/thermostats
Motor oil & filters
Paints, thinners, solvents, and stains
Pesticides, herbicides,  fertilizers, and other lawn products
Plastic grocery bags
Pool chemicals
Rechargeable batteries
Television Set * (no charge)
Styrofoam (including peanuts)

Unacceptable Items:
Biologically active materials and medical waste (syringes) Click here for disposal ideas
Radioactive materials
Smoke alarms
Old prescription pills
Oxygen containers
Vacuums (these are trash/bulk pickup)

Ten (10) gallon limit per product, per visit. Larger quantities are considered business or commercial waste and are not acceptable.


* Learn more about free TV recycling and manufacturer take-back programs! www.TexasRecyclesTVs.com  Also, see the E-Waste Recycling section below.
This information provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Bottle/Container Identification
Special handling, storage and safe disposal are required if one
or more of the following words are listed on the bottle/container.

Do not throw in the trash!
Caution                  Volatile
Combustible           Toxic
Corrosive               Reactive
Danger                   Poison
Explosive                Irritant
Flammable             Harmful If Swallowed

Shredding Services
A paper and document shredding service (via a private shredding company) is available for a charge on the second Saturday of each month at the Environmental Collection Center from 8am until 12pm.  All items are securely shredded on-site. 

Managing Household Chemicals
-Buy only what you need.
-Read the warning labels.
-Wear protective clothing (safety gloves).
-Use only as directed.
-Store in a cool, dry and well ventilated place.
-Keep out of reach of children and pets.
-Do not store products in attics or near a heat source.
-Do not mix, combine or consolidate them.

Prescription Pills
We now accept oral prescription pills and cough medicine with codeine for secure disposal at all Chunk Your Junk events. A Frisco police officer will be on site during Chunk Your Junk to supervise prescription medication disposal.  We are unable to accept prescription medications during regular Household Chemical Collection hours.  During Chunk Your Junk, the officer is unable to accept eye drops, nasal sprays, creams, inhalers, pet medications or over-the-counter drugs.  These may be disposed of alongside other chemicals in the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) area.  Please do not bring needles.  Put these inside a sharps container or other impenetrable plastic container and place them inside your trash cart for weekly collection.

We recommend that if you can not make it to the Chunk Your Junk event that you render medications useless before disposal. These methods include crushing or adding medications to old coffee grinds, kitty litter, etc. Once it is rendered useless, place in sealed bag or container (remember to remove all personal information from prescription bottles) and place in trash cart.

Transporting Household Chemicals
-Never mix chemicals.
-Keep waste products in their original containers.
-Do not transport in the same part of your vehicle as children or pets.
-Place items in a box to prevent spillage.
-Don't eat, drink or smoke while handling household hazardous wastes.
-Wash your hands after handling these materials.
-Gasoline is highly flammable and should only be transported in purpose-designed gasoline cans or containers.

E-Waste Recycling 

Since September 2008, computer manufacturers are required to offer their Texas consumers free and convenient computer equipment recycling.   A list of manufacturers is maintained at TexasRecyclesComputers.org where you can also find the law itself and additional information for consumers, manufacturers, and retailers.

Note: The program only applies to individual consumers, not to organizations. Although it does not cover equipment collected from consumers by local governments, the program aims to shift the responsibility of such collection and recycling to the manufacturers.

By using this system of manufacturer return, the city is relieved of the charges incurred from the recycling process and can focus funds on other environmental initiatives here in our own community.  However, all electronics can still be brought to the Environmental Collection Center during hours of operation.

When you bring your computer to the Environmental Collection Center for safe and responsible disposal, please read the following information regarding your memory and storage devices:

An efficient method to erase your stored data is to reformat your hard drive utilizing your standard operating system’s step by step erasing process.

Step 1 - Boot up with your Operation System Boot Disc (examples: DOS, Win3.x or Win 9.x, Win Me, etc);

Step 2 - At the A prompt (A:/>) type: “Format C:/U” and press enter. The space after the word “Format” is important;

Step 3 -  When asked if you want to erase your hard drive, select “YES.” This unconditional format command will destroy all existing data and prevent anyone from un-formatting the hard drive;

Step 4 - If you have multiple partitions on your hard drive, or more than one hard drive, you will need to repeat the command substituting the drive letters for each partition or drive.

Or, you may try the following for additional security:
There is no better way to completely annihilate your data than to render the device that stores it unusable. We still suggest a software shredder for the highest level in safety, but if your personal data security justifies the extra effort:

-Put on protective eyewear, and gloves, and power tools;

-Drill four holes through the platters will ensure that they never spin properly again;

-Better yet, unscrew and remove the top lid of the drive, and go at the platters with a sander or angle grinder. Scuff the surface of the platters until all the shine is gone.

***There are several software packages that you may purchase, at all levels of pricing, which will provide a guarantee of data removal. You may visit many of the big box computer/ electronic stores all over Frisco for additional information.

To see all of this information in a printable form, click here for the Environmental Collection Center Brochure.

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