Household Hazardous Waste

Certain household products contain hazardous chemicals. Generally, a substance is considered hazardous if it can catch fire, react or explode when mixed with other substances, or is corrosive or toxic. Have some hazardous substances terminology:


Corrosive- a chemical, or its vapors, that can cause deterioration or irreversible alteration in body tissues at the site of contact, and deteriorate or wear away the surface of a material.


Flammable- can be ignited under almost all temperature conditions.


Irritant- causes soreness or inflammation of the skin, eyes, mucous membranes or respiratory system. Household hazardous products and their containers need to be properly disposed to minimize potential contamination of groundwater supplies. Kentucky’s groundwater serves as the drinking water resource for 85 percent of the state's rural population.


Toxic - may cause injury or death upon ingestion, absorption or inhalation The best disposal method for products is to use it as intended on the label. Be sure to use up the product or find someone who can!


Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) in Landfills:
To protect groundwater resources, Kentucky enacted stringent design standards for all contained landfills operating after July 1, 1995. Designs include impermeable clay liners, leachate collection systems and groundwater monitoring systems. Since all operating landfills meet these stringent standards, household hazardous waste can be disposed with other household garbage. However, household hazardous waste products should be recycled whenever possible and some wastes require special handling before disposal. If you cannot use up the material, please click the link below for the Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Resource Guide.

Solid Waste Resource Guide


The Northern Kentucky Household Hazardous Waste Action Coalition hosts a FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event each fall for residents of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton and Counties. Please click here for more information.


Paint Disposal
Paint is not a hazardous material. If dry, paint can be placed with your normal trash collection. To dry your paint, use an absorbent, such as sawdust, cat litter, or paint crystals.
Step 1: Stir in absorbent. Place in a safe area with the lid off, as drying takes several days.
Step 2: Stir once per day until dry.
Step 3: Place with your normal trash, with the lid off.

Share Our Content


Latest Events

Latest News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Animal Shelter Closed March 14-16

Mon, 12 Mar 2018

The Campbell County Animal Shelter will be closed on March 14 through March 16 for a training event.

Read more

Making Connections at the Campbell Count…

Wed, 07 Mar 2018

Let us welcome you to the Senior Center! Learn more about the 20+ monthly activities offered at the center, take a tour of the facility and pick up a registration packet...

Read more

AJ Jolly Campground Reservations - Now O…

Wed, 28 Feb 2018

AJ Jolly Campground Reservations - Now Open We have reached that time again to start thinking about enjoying the weather and all outdoor activities. In Campbell County we have our very...

Read more

Reporting Flood Damage

Tue, 27 Feb 2018

Those homeowners who have been affected by the recent flood are encouraged to report their damage to the Campbell County Office of Emergency Management. Below is a quick form to...

Read more


Fri, 23 Feb 2018

NEWS RELEASE Campbell County Office of Emergency Management P.O. Box153 Alexandria, KY 41001 For more information contact: William R. Turner, Director 859-635-1111 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, KY — February 23, 2018 — Shelter Location Alexandria...

Read more

SD1 Improvement Study Open House

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

SD1 is considering several options for a proposed sanitary sewer improvement project that would repair a defective pipe. The improvement would add capacity to the sewer system, allow for future...

Read more


Thu, 16 Nov 2017

NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT Date: November 16, 2017 Applicant: Campbell County Fiscal Court Address: 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky Telephone: 859-292-3838 TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS: On...

Read more

Public Notice: Brighton Recovery Center

Thu, 26 Oct 2017

To all interested agencies, groups, and persons: On or about November 14, 2017, the Campbell County Fiscal Court will request the Kentucky Department for Local Government to release federal funds...

Read more

Campbell County Fiscal Court
Executive Offices

1098 Monmouth Street
P.O. Box 72340
Newport, KY 41072-0340