Eligible Items for Drop-off

Chesapeake Recycles Day

List of Eligible Items for Drop-off

Chesapeake Recycles Day events are a great resource to help you safely and properly dispose of recyclable goods and hazardous household waste, shred sensitive documents, and donate personal use electronics. However, due to safety and capacity limitations, there are eligibility restrictions of the type and amount of items you can drop off. Please click each heading below to view a list of eligible items for drop-off at Chesapeake Recycles Day events.

Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) will collect the following items. Drop-off is limited to 5 gallons of liquid or 75 pounds of solid waste. Visit the SPSA website for a complete list of eligible items.

Cleaning & Home Products

  • Cooking oil
  • Drain cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Wood and metal cleaners and polishes
  • Tub, tile, shower and toilet cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Oven cleaners
  • Degreasers

Workshop & Paint Supplies

  • Adhesives and glue
  • Furniture stripper
  • All paint, stains and finishes
  • Turpentine
  • Paint thinners, strippers and removers
  • Photography chemicals
  • Fixatives

Indoor Pesticides

  • Household insecticides
  • Ant and cockroach poisons
  • Flea and moth repellants
  • Mouse and rat poisons

Outdoor Lawn & Garden

  • Herbicides, pesticides and insecticides
  • Wood preservatives
  • Fungicides
  • Fertilizers
  • Driveway sealers

Automotive Products

  • Motor oil
  • Fuel additives
  • Gasoline
  • Carburetor and fuel injector cleaners
  • Air conditioning refrigerants
  • Starting, transmission and brake fluids
  • Automotive batteries
  • Antifreeze
  • Diesel


  • Rechargeable small sealed lead acid batteries
  • Rechargeable nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd), Ni-MH, and lithium-ion (Li-ion)
  • Alkaline and zinc carbon batteries

Items Containing Mercury

  • Thermostats
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Compact fluorescents

Flammable Products

  • Propane tanks and cylinders
  • Helium and Freon tanks
  • Lighter fluid
  • Aerosol cans
  • Home heating oil
  • Kerosene