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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 2014, the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event took place on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon.


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.