Customers can shop free of charge from new or lightly used products collected at the Household Pollutant Collection Facility. Swap Shop programs are common in many collection facilities across the country as it allows products to be used for what it was manufactured for and saves municipalities on disposal costs.
Items that are frequently collected at the facility include: household cleaners, fertilizers, motor oil, pesticides, spray paint and windshield washer fluid.
Customers that wish to utilize the Swap Shop must make an appointment with the HPCF and dispose of at least one item. Up to five items from the Swap Shop can be taken free of charge and a customer agreement must be signed.
The HPCF is located at 4502 S. Galveston Ave. and is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.