Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Permanent Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is Open
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)
Call (877) 235-3005 toll-free, for appointment or free cost estimate
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
|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
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.
Print BIOHAZARD labels
Old Medications and Disposal Options.
Medication Drop-Off Locations and The Lock It Up Project.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org