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Household Hazardous Waste

Now that the Town of Hilton Head Island's Household Hazardous Waste Round Up has come and gone, what do I do with my hazardous waste until the next round up?

CFL Lightbulbs (the squiggly ones that replace incandescent bulbs)
The Beaufort County Convenience Center off Dillon Road will take those. They do contain some mercury so recycle them!

In the event that one of your bulbs breaks, ventilate the room, then wait 5-10 minutes. Scoop up the powder and glass fragments and seal in a plastic bag. Place all materials used in clean up in an outdoor trash container and remember to wash your hands.

Paint & Varnish
If you don't use it all, allow it to evaporate outdoors in its original container until it becomes a solid. Please don't let rain enter the container. Then discard the container in the trash. If you don't wish to let it evaporate and if you have a safe and secure place to store it, keep it and bring it to our next roundup.

Used Motor Oil
Take to a solid waste drop off center, auto center, or service station. If you have a secure and safe place to store it, keep it and bring it to the next roundup.

If you can't use it up, take to a solid waste drop off center, a car dealership, or boat dealership. Do not pour into any drains. The most effective way of disposing of gasoline is to use it unless it is contaminated with water.

Many chemicals can be disposed of in a safe manner. Read the disposal instructions on the container.

Remember when storing chemicals, separate the hazards. Keep flammable liquids like gasoline and or kerosene in cool areas away from heat or flame producing devices. Try to store liquid chemicals at floor level to reduce the possibility of falling. Make sure children cannot get to chemicals. Always follow the directions on the container for storage, usage and disposal.


Section 48-60-90 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended, Environmental Protection and Conservation, bans computers, computer monitors, printers and televisions from disposal in landfills, which means residents may no longer bring these items to Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling Convenience Centers.

Hilton Head Island Recycling LogoConvenience Center
26 Summit Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Open 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday, Sunday
Wednesday and Beaufort County Holidays

Map of Convenicen Center