Watauga County now operates an on-site household hazardous waste collection facility, as of April 2016. This new facility promotes the proper disposal of hazardous materials that are produced by residents of Watauga County. Household hazardous materials are collected at this facility free of charge. Please see below schedule for times of operation for the HHW Facility. The HHW (household hazardous waste) facility is equipped to accept a variety of toxic materials such as; household cleaners, paint, varnishes, stains, paint thinner/remover, solvents, pesticides, automotive liquids, mercury items, light bulbs, batteries, etc. It is very important to dispose of these items correctly in order to keep ourselves and our environment safe and toxic free.
Watauga County HHW Facility is located at
336 Landfill Rd. Boone, NC 28607
Watauga County collects household batteries and compact fluorescent light bulbs during regular business hours at all 10 of our Convenience center sites. Collection bins are located at each site attendant’s building. Larger 4ft-8ft light bulbs and car batteries are accepted at the main recycling facility only which is located at 336 Landfill Rd. Boone, NC 28607. Please see the list of Convenience Center locations to find the facility most suitable for you.