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Weakley County Solid Waste Event

Solid Waste Event

This event is held yearly at the Convenience Center for the disposal of various items. For 2018, the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event took place on Saturday, April 14th, from 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon.

The event was a great success!
See this expression of appreciation from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation:

"From your Friends at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, we would like to express our sincere thanks for contributing to the success of your Household Hazardous Waste Event on April 14th, 2018
Because of your participation, 48 households attended the event.

  • 234 pounds of Flammable Liquids (Lighter Fluid, Gasoline, Lamp Oils)
  • 100 pounds of Non-Flammable Liquids
  • 318 pounds of Poisonous Material (Pesticides and Herbicides)
  • 97   pounds of Aerosols (Spray Paint and Cleaners)
  • 50   pounds of Fluorescent Lamps 
  • 72   pounds of Corrosive Material (Oven Cleaner, Bleach, Draino)
  • 39   pounds of Oxidizing Materials (Peroxide, Pool Chemicals)
  • 1     pound of Elemental Mercury containing Material.
  • 9     pounds of Sharps
  • Event Total Weight 1,826 

All of these materials of total waste were kept out of the environment by your commitment and taking your time for attending the event. We wish to congratulate you on your participation and diligence for keeping the environment safe for you, your family and all the citizens of your county. If you would like to be reminded of your next household hazardous waste event, just provide any updates to your email account. We thank you again for all you did to make this event a successful one. We look forward to serving you in the future."

Location: Intersection of Hwy. 22 and Hwy. 217 in Dresden behind the Weakley County Highway Department (County Maintenance Road)


"Household Hazardous Waste" is defined as corrosive, flammable or toxic materials used in your home, car or truck, garden or lawn.

Items Accepted
Household Cleaners
Drain openers
Wood, Metal Cleaners & Polishes
Toilet Bowl Cleaners

Automotive Products
Oil and fuel additives
Grease and rust solvents
Starter fluids
Body putty
Antifreeze coolants
Waste Oil
Carbureator & fuel injector cleaners

Lawn and Garden
Wood Preservatives

Home Maintenance Products
Paint thinner
Paint (oil based) *Water based paint not accepted
Paint strippers
Paint removers

Fingernail Polish Remover
Pool chemicals
Reactives (Aerosoles and Compressed Gas)

*Latex: Water-based paint can be dried and taken to a landfill.

We accept waste oil, auto and lawn batteries all year. Small alkaline batteries can now be landfilled since they have no mercury. This event is sponsored by Weakley County and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and is for households only - No Business Waste.

Call the Solid Waste Department to find out more about what types of items are acceptable.