The Fort Smith Department of Sanitation accepts hazardous waste separately to help ensure the health of our residents and to preserve the environment of our community. Our free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility – operated jointly by the City of Fort Smith and the Sebastian County Regional Solid Waste Management District – is located at the Fort Smith Landfill, with hours of operation between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays and between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility accepts:
•Automotive Products: Motor oils, oil filters, antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids
•Lead Acid Batteries: Car, motorcycle and marine
•Dry Cell & Button Batteries: Nickel-Cadmium, Lithium and Alkaline.
•Paints: Oil-based, water/latex-based, stains, shellacs, lacquer, varnish, turpentine and aerosol cans.
•Thinners, Strippers and Selected Solvents: Non-chlorinated solvents only.
•Household Pesticides and Herbicides: Over-the-counter products only.
•Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Ballasts included.
•Aerosol Cans: Full or empty.
•Sharps: Used medical needles (deliver in heavy, clear plastic container with lid).
In order for us to accept hazardous materials, they must be in original containers with original labels. We will not accept products without labels, nor will we accept products that are unknown.
We will also not accept explosive materials or tires, although our attendants will provide residents with a list of free local tire disposal facilities.
To ensure safety, avoid spills by securing all products before transporting them, transport hazardous materials in your trunk or truck bed (away from passengers), keep hazardous products away from children and pets, do not eat or drink while handling hazardous products and do not mix contents of different or unknown products together.
Many Household Hazardous Waste materials are recycled, including paints, paint thinner, paint stripper, pesticides and herbicides. We have a small building to house these products and make them available to the public for free in the re-use area. Any Fort Smith resident is welcome to come by and see if we have somthing avaliable at our Household Hazardous Waste Site that they can use and take it at No Charge.