Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Cleaners, Paints, Automotive Fluids, ETC.: 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
Can't wait until the next HHW Drop-off Event? Please follow the links below for other disposal options. They are Free, Fast and available Today!
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Fluorescent 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.
Sharps 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.
Old Medications and Disposal Options.
Medication Drop-Off Locations and The Lock It Up Project.
Do-It-Yourself Paint Disposal Options
NEW! Free paint disposal locations in the Fresno area
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.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-Off events
The next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-off Event is scheduled for
Friday, April 26, 2013 for Small Businesses (fee required)
Saturday, April 27, 2013 for Households (free)
Reservations are required, click on below links for additional information
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The County of Fresno holds two HHW “Drop-Off" event each year for County residents. There is no charge for “residential” waste, but there are limits on the types and quantities of items accepted. Reservations are required. For more information about the next event 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.