NOTICE 4/5/2024 @ 7:30am: North Kent Waste & Recycling Center is in the final stretch of its expansion construction. Our recycling drop-off stations at this site have been temporarily moved — click here for the details. Stay tuned here on our website or our social media for updates!


Safe resources for a safer home.

Kent County partners with several community agencies to offer programs to help you dispose of products that may cause harm to the community or the environment if not handled properly. The SafeMeds, SafeSharps and SafeChem programs are all provided at no cost. Thank you for using these programs for safe disposal and a safer home!


Disposing of your medicines at a participating disposal location will ensure that they will not be misused and will not enter our environment. SafeMeds is a joint effort between local pharmacies, law enforcement, wastewater treatment facilities and government agencies to provide residents with safe, convenient access to proper medicine disposal. Search for medication disposal locations near you.


Kent County residents now have an option for safe disposal of used needles. Visit any of the Kent County Health Department clinics for a free needle disposal box. Just fill it up and bring it back! Search for sharps disposal locations near you.


Leftover chemicals from home use can cause fires if put in the trash, endangering you, your family, your neighbors and the community. It can also pollute the environment. Safely dispose of gasoline, motor oil, lawn chemicals, paint supplies and other household hazardous waste at  one of our five convenient disposal sites. We also have a SafeChem Swap Shop and offer free unopened or gently used products collected at our disposal sites. Search chemical disposal sites and the Swap Shop.