Disposable Materials

The Hoffman Road Landfill is a highly-regulated waste disposal facility that is committed to using the best available technology and practices for the management of non-hazardous solid waste generated by city residents and other City of Toledo divisions.

Citizens who contact the Division regarding questionable materials are given information based on the table below. If a Citizen is still concerned and/or requires additional information, then that Citizen can be referred to the Lucas County Solid Waste Management District or Toledo's Division of Environmental Services.

Citizens can also help protect the environment by being aware of how to properly handle devices and items containing mercury.  Common items such as old thermostats, thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs and paints can contain mercury.  Please refer to this Mercury Awarenesss at Home brochure for more details or contact Toledo's Division of Environmental Services at 419.936.3015.

Do Not Throw Out… Instead…
Ammunition & Firearms Contact the Toledo Police Department for pick-up
Automotive Batteries Recycle at battery stores, automotive repair centers, and retail stores that sell batteries
Gasoline Use it or give it away
Insecticides & Pool Chemicals Contact Environmental Services at 419.936.3015
Motor Oil Recycle at any quick-change oil location
Paint (if liquid) Call 419.213.2230 Lucas County Solid Waste Management District for more information
Tires Call 419.936.3077 or 419.213.2230. A small fee will be charged for recycling. Businesses that sell tires may also take them for a fee.


When disposing the following items, please do the following…
Aerosol Cans Hold can upside down and press button to release vapor
Ashes/sawdust Please bag. Do not put loose in garbage can.
Boards with nails Bend nails over and bundle if more than five (5) pieces. Bundles should not weigh more than 40 pounds or be longer than six feet (6'). Put small pieces in trash with note marked "nails."
Hypodermic needles Place inside of coffee can or detergent bottle with lid
Medical waste Check with your home care provider to see if they offer disposal. If not, double bag dry medical waste before placing in trash.  THIS APPLIES ONLY TO RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS
Paint If you cannot take it to the Lucas County Solid Waste Management District's recycling program, remove lid and let it dry. Paper towels, rags or kitty litter can help speed up drying time.
Roof or driveway coatings Let the can dry before disposing
Rosebushes Wrap in a paper grocery bag before placing in the trash, or call 419.213.2230 for information about yard waste composting.
Solvents Call 419.213.2230 Lucas County Solid Waste Management District for more information.
Window glass Double bag before placing in trash. If broken windows do not fit in your automated collection bin, please call for overflow/bulk pick up 48 hours prior to your regular collection day. Mark the overflow waste can "broken glass."

Hoffman Road Landfill Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and major holidays

Waste accepted for disposal at Hoffman Road Landfill: Solid waste items (i.e., trash, garbage, furniture, etc.)

Waste not accepted for disposal at Hoffman Road Landfill:

  • Asbestos
  • Liquid wastes
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Industrial or chemical wastes
  • Steel drums of any size (empty or full)
  • Yard waste
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • Freon-containing appliances
  • Mercury switches, thermometers or other devices containing mercury