General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-4078
  • Fax:
    (559) 600-4548
  • Address:
    2220 Tulare Street, 6th floor
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • Permits & Zoning Phone:
    (559) 600-4540
  • New Permits & Zoning Fax:
    (559) 455-4700
  • Office CLOSED:
    Thanksgiving November 27-28
  • Email Department

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)  

 
 Permanent Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is Open  

Located at the American Avenue Disposal Site
18950 W. American Avenue, Kerman, CA
Google Map to HHW Facility

FresnoHHWFacility@gmail.com 
 Toxic Flammable Reactive Corrosive 

Hours of Operation (HHW accepted from the public):
Residential HHW: (Free/No Cost) - Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (except Holiday weekends - 2014 Holiday closures are Saturday, November 29 and Saturday December 27).  No appointment needed.

Business Hazardous Wastes:  Pay for cost of disposal (Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators "CESQG)
Appointment Required
Call (877) 235-3005 toll-free, for appointment or free cost estimate  

Coming Soon...
A new LOCAL HHW Network of collection points at multiple locations throughout the County.

For more information about the HHW facility or ideas on managing HHW
Call (559) 600-4259 or email
recycling@co.fresno.ca.us 

 Information is also available about low-cost HHW disposal programs for small businesses and ag-related hazardous waste 

 

HHW is any product labeled: toxic, poison, combustible, corrosive, flammable or irritant that is disposed of. A typical home can contain an array of household hazardous products for cleaning, painting, beautifying, lubricating and disinfecting the house, yard, workshop and garage. HHW that is commonly found include: Gasoline · Transmission fluid · Brake fluid · Nail polish · Spot remover · Thermostats · Propane tanks · Toxic or caustic household cleaners · Oven cleaners · Pool chemicals · Garden pesticides · Herbicides · Fertilizer · Wood preservatives · Old paint · Varnish · Paint stripper · tar  

  Specific HHW Programs for Florescents, Batteries, Sharps, Medications, Paint & eWaste

CFL - Do not trashFluorescent Lights contain mercury, which is a hazardous chemical. It is illegal to place these, compact fluorescent lamps/bulbs, tubes, or high intensity light bulbs into a landfill.

Batteries are considered hazardous waste. It is illegal to place any battery into a landfill (or your trash) in California.

  HHW SharpesSharps needles and lancets, used at home by "self-medicators") MUST be in a rigid container (like laundry soap or bleach bottle or coffee can), with lid on and taped shut.  It is illegal to place sharps into a landfill (or your trash) in California.

Print BIOHAZARD labels

Old Medications and Disposal Options.

Medication Drop-Off Locations and The Lock It Up Project.

Paint Disposal Options  Old Paint

Electronic waste : cathode ray tubes (e.g., computer monitors, television sets), laptop computers, game boxes and other devices with a screen, including LCD and plasma.  Please contact the County at (559) 600-4259 for a current list of businesses and charities that accept and recycle E-waste for free.For more information about the permannet HHW facility or ideas on managing HHW, call (559) 600-4259 or email.  Information is also available about low-cost HHW disposal programs for small businesses and ag-related hazardous waste.
     Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Door-to-Door Collection Program
The Door-to-Door program is designed for individuals who, because of special circumstances, cannot participate in the "Drop-Off" events. Click here for additional information.