Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Many products found in your home are potentially hazardous substances. They can poison, corrode, explode, or ignite when handled improperly. When discarded in the trash, these substances are considered household hazardous waste that can threaten human and environmental health.

Source: Central Contra Costa Sanitary District

Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste includes:

  • Anti-Freeze
  • Automobile Fluids
  • Batteries (single-use & rechargeable)
  • Car batteries
  • Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs
  • Chemicals
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Household Cleaners
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Motor Oil
  • Oil Filters
  • Paint & Paint-related products
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Personal Care Products
  • Pesticides

It is illegal to dispose of HHW in your garbage or recycling. It must be taken to a licensed facility for treatment and recycling.

Local HHW Drop off locations: