Do not place hazardous waste or electronics in your garbage, recycling or yard waste carts.
What is Household Hazardous Waste? Santa Clara County's HHW Program website provides details and here is a summary:
Sunnyvale partners with the County of Santa Clara Household Hazardous Waste Program and offers periodic drop-off events in Sunnyvale at no charge to residents. Make an appointment at HHW.org or by calling (408) 299-7300.
- Ignitable: paints, dry or wet, petroleum based products, polishes, gasoline
- Corrosives: acids, bases, batteries, drain clog remover
- Toxics: poisons, pesticides, gardening chemicals, ammonia, solvents
- Reactive: pool chemicals, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, perchlorates
- Misc: propane, helium, small oxygen tanks, smoke detectors, fluorescent lamps
All residents (including Sunnyvale residents) must make an appointment in order to drop off hazardous waste:
Residents: Go to HHW.org to make an appointment
or call (408) 299-7300 for information.
Businesses: Call 800-207-8222 for an appointment
Alternate Drop-off Location in San Jose:
Appointments are REQUIRED for all drop-off locations
||San Jose Environmental Innovation Center
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
1608 Las Plumas Ave, San Jose
||Residents: Every Friday and Saturday *
Businesses: Thursdays *
* Except holidays
Alternatives for Paint, Batteries, Fluorescent Bulbs or Electronic Waste:
Paint: Cans of unused paint may be dropped off at Kelly Moore and Dunn Edwards paint stores, as well as Orchard Supply Hardware locations. Visit paintcare.org or hhw.org or call (855) 724-6809 for locations.
Batteries, Fluorescent Bulbs or Electronic Waste: Drop-off available at the SMaRT Station, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Alternative drop-off locations are listed at hhw.org in the “Quick Links” section.
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