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CCWA hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in the spring to give Clayton County residents the chance to drop off a wide variety of items we often have stored around the house that have a detrimental effect on our environment. This event is hosted by our Stormwater Utility and is free. Our 2022 event is being held on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at our W.B. Casey Water Resource Recovery Facilty off Flint River Road in Jonesboro. Please enter at 8890 Roberts Road.

There are some changes to this year’s event.

  • Pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications will not be accepted.
  • Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles at the unloading zone.
  • If you must get out of your vehicles, CCWA officials ask that you wear a face mask/covering.

The following items are accepted:

  • household paints (latex & oil)

    2019 Collection Day Event

  • oven cleaners
  • cooking oil/grease
  • aerosols
  • bleaches & chlorine
  • drain cleaners
  • pesticides & herbicides
  • automotive & household batteries
  • motor oil
  • transmission fluid
  • antifreeze
  • paint thinner
  • wood strippers
  • insect sprays & rodent killers
  • propane & butane tanks
  • fluorescent bulbs
  • fire extinguishers

The following items are NOT accepted:

  • Over the counter medications and pharmaceuticals
  • household trash
  • automotive tires
  • electronics
  • old computers/monitors
  • yard waste

Prescription/Over the Counter Medication Local Drop Box Locations

The Clayton County Water Authority thanks you for doing your part to protect our environment and prevent misuse and abuse. Here is a list of local drop box locations for prescription and over-the-counter medications. Needles and liquids are not accepted.

CVS Pharmacies

22 Upper Riverdale Road, Riverdale                        5095 Mount Zion Parkway, Stockbridge

1029 Forest Parkway, Forest Park                            6716 Mt. Zion Boulevard, Morrow

8139 Tara Boulevard , Jonesboro                             80 Fairview Road, Ellenwood

480 North Glynn Street, Fayetteville                       2907 Main Street, East Point


Walgreens Pharmacy                                         Clayton County Police Headquarters

1855 Hudson Bridge Road, Stockbridge                7911 North McDonough Street, Jonesboro


Prescription Drug Disposal