Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The San Antonio River Authority, along with local partners, hosts six (6) FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events within Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad counties. These semi-annual events are held in the spring and fall. County residents may stop by to drop off unwanted household hazardous waste, tires, paint, used motor oil & filters, cleaning products, pesticides, computers, small electronics, and pharmaceuticals.

The River Authority hosts these household hazardous waste collection events with the hope that it will lead to a reduction in waste that enters our creeks and rivers. These are free events and are first come, first serve due to availability.

No businesses please. Residents of Wilson, Karnes, or Goliad County respectively, proof of address is required. Collection will close at the discretion of the sponsors.

Upcoming Events

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What To Bring

The following items will be accepted in household quantities, at no charge:
  • Automobile tires (NO RIMS)
  • Oil-based, flammable, combustible paint
  • Oven cleaners
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Dry cleaning fluid
  • Solvents
  • Creosote
  • Rust preventatives
  • Sealants
  • Batteries
  • Wood strippers
  • Metal polish
  • Antifreeze
  • Latex Paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Photo chemicals
  • Engine and radiator fluids
  • Drain cleaners
  • Degreasers
  • Floor cleaners
  • Old home chemistry sets
  • Kerosene
  • Gasoline
  • Radiator cleaners
  • Herbicides
  • Arts & crafts supplies
  • Brake fluid
  • Wood preservatives
  • Rodent killers
  • Moth Balls
  • Transmission fluid
  • Pesticides
  • Insect Sprays
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Cesspool cleaners

Used Electronics

  • Radios
  • Televisions (No wooden consoles)
  • Monitors
  • Computer Components & Parts
  • Microwaves
  • Blenders
  • Toasters
  • Cell Phones
  • Telephones

Pharmaceutical Waste*

  • Prescription, Non-Prescription Pills, Liquids, Creams, Patches
  • Pet Medications
  • Vitamin & Herbal Supplements
  • Inhalers


We are unable to collect the following items:
  • Trailer tires, tractor tires, tires with rims
  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Dioxins
  • LARGE Appliances like washers, dryers, chest type freezers
  • A/C Units
  • Containers Larger Than 5 Gallon
  • Large Propane Cylinders
  • Radioactive Materials

Pharmaceutical Waste*

  • NO Sharps
  • NO Syringes
  • NO Oxygen Tanks
  • NO Pen Needles
  • NO Lancets


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San Pedro Creek Culture Park – STREAM

Due to maintenance, the water features for STREAM art piece will be turned off until further notice. The STREAM Microphone area is also closed due to vandalism. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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