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
  • 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 
 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.  2015 Holiday closures are April 4, July 4, November 28 and December 26). No appointment needed.

Limited to household items (see HHW below) in small quantities (15 gallons or 125 pounds - about what fits in the trunk of the average car).  Call for information/regulations that apply to larger loads or unusual items.

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.

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



What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household 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  coming soon

Old Medications and Disposal Options.

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

Paint Disposal Options

Recycle with PaintCare

Recicle con PaintCare

 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. 

For residents who are homebound, or for those with other special circumstances preventing drop-off at the HHW Facility during normal operational hours, please call (559) 600-4259 to see if accommodations can be arranged.

For more information about the HHW facility or ideas on managing HHW
Call (559) 600-4259 or email