Household Hazardous Waste

Residents of Bedford may take their hazardous household waste items to the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center free of charge with a voucher from the Water Billing Department, located at City Hall (Building C), 1805 L Don Dodson Drive. Residents must obtain a Bedford ECC program voucher before taking waste to the collection center. Please present proof of residency, such as a recent water bill, to receive your voucher.

Examples of household hazardous waste include:
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Batteries: lead acid, alkaline, nicad
  • Paint (latex and oil base), paint thinners
  • Oil, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, petroleum-based lubricants, gasoline, antifreeze, cleaners (acidic and basic), ethylene glycol
  • Pool chemicals
  • Empty propane and helium tanks
Each free voucher to a resident costs the City of Bedford $50, whether someone brings a single item or a truckload (20 gallons of paint limit) so residents are encouraged to make the most of their trip. Please note, there is a 20-gallon-of-paint limit per voucher.

Proper Paint Disposal


Household paint is a common, everyday product, but when wet, it is considered hazardous waste. Please do not mix wet paint with your trash or recycling, as the materials in paint can potentially be harmful to the environment and contaminate soil and the water stream.

When completely dried, latex-based paint, along with empty paint cans, can be thrown out in your regular trash. To properly dispose the can in your trash, make sure the wet paint has completely dried (this could take a few days) by removing the lid and filling the can with an absorbent material, such as cat litter. Oil-based paint is always considered hazardous and can never be thrown out in your trash.

Map to Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center

Republic Sharps Needle Disposal and Mail Back Service 

Republic Services provides a safe, confidential and convenient method for the proper disposal of sharps waste such as:

  • Needles and syringes
  • Razor blades
  • Contaminated broken glassware
  • Tattoo needles and piercing devices

In addition to at-home needle users, such as diabetics, the Republic Sharps Mail Back Service is ideal for tattoo and piercing shops, home care providers, nursing homes, small medical facilities, doctors' offices, veterinary clinics, and dentists. Don't get stuck! Find out more and order your compliant mail back container today at Republic Sharps Needle Disposal Program.