Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection

City of Allen partners with the City of Plano to offer Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection. The City offers this separate collection service to keep the environment free of chemical contamination.

Residents can schedule an HHW pickup using the MyAllen App for small quantities of household chemicals. Accepted HHW items are listed here. The chemicals are processed at City of Plano facilities and returned to the City of Allen's Chemical Reuse Center.

pickup truck filled with red HHW bins
Items suitable for reuse are available free of charge to Allen and Plano residents. However, chemical reuse centers are not licensed to accept HHW drop-offs.

Allen also recycles old computers, TVs and electronic equipment. The City plans annual drop-off events and other computer and electronic recycling programs.

Medication Disposal

The City of Allen offers four opportunities for safe and anonymous medication disposal each year through the Great American Cleanup (April) and Allen Recycles Day (November); two others’ dates are set by the DEA through the Police Department. More information can be found at

For free, safe disposal of unwanted medications, Walgreen Pharmacy at 2001 Custer Road (Plano), and Walgreen Pharmacy at 1651 W. University (McKinney) have a secure kiosk in the pharmacy area for medication drop-offs.