Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

To help residents dispose of oil-based paint, pesticides, automotive fluids and other hazardous products found in the home, the Solid Waste District offers a countywide Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program.

Examples of household hazardous waste include oil based paint, solvents, used motor oil, automotive fluids, aerosols, lawn and garden products, pesticides, pool chemicals and household cleaners.

Dried-out paint cans, empty aerosol cans and other empty containers can be placed in the regular trash for disposal. Empty motor oil and antifreeze jugs may have residue of the hazardous materials they held and should be placed in the trash, not recycling, for proper disposal.

By federal law, empty HHW containers (3% of material remaining or less) can be disposed in the regular trash. If you prefer, the empty containers can also be disposed in your community’s next HHW collection.

Consider donating still usable materials (furniture polish, air freshener, hairspray, laundry detergent, pool chemicals, paint) to a friend, neighbor or organization that may be able to use the unwanted products.

Household hazardous waste is collected from residents by the city service department and is delivered to the District’s year-round Special Waste Convenience Center. Collection events are held only at city service departments. The District's facility is not open to the general public. 

Most communities will only accept and manage waste from their own residents. Find details for your community.

Latex paint, batteries and fluorescent bulbs are not accepted in this program. Propane tanks, fire extinguishers and helium or oxygen tanks can be recycled at local retail locations or scrap metal yards. Learn more about the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program.

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