Many of the products that we use in our homes or at work contain hazardous materials that are potentially toxic to the environment if not property disposed. It is unlawful to dispose of hazardous waste products in garbage or recycling carts, down storm drains, or on the ground. Sunnyvale, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program, offers regular opportunities to drop off hazardous material at no cost.
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Changes Starting July 2015:
New Place, New Schedule, Appointments Required
To address the space needs of the expanding Water Pollution Control Plant, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off events will be relocated starting in July. (Monthly events on the third Saturdays will continue at 164 Carl Road through June, 2015.)
Starting July 2015:
- Sunnyvale-based HHW events will be at a new location.
- Sunnyvale events will change to a quarterly schedule beginning July 18.
- Sunnyvale residents must make an appointment to drop off materials.
Go to HHW.org to make an appointment or call (408) 299-7300 for information.
BUSINESSES: Call 800-207-8222 for an appointment
An alternative HHW drop-off location is the County’s new, permanent drop-off facility in San Jose, open every Friday and Saturday (except holidays) for residents, and on Thursdays for business disposal. NOTE: Appointments are required.
Alternatives for Paint, Batteries, Fluorescent Bulbs or Electronic Waste:
Paint: As part of the PaintCare take-back program, cans of unused paint may be dropped off at Kelly Moore and Dunn Edwards paint stores, as well as Orchard Supply Hardware locations. Visit HHW.org or call (408) 299-7300 for locations.
Batteries, Fluorescent Bulbs or Electronic Waste: Fluorescent bulbs, tubes and coils, batteries and electronic waste may be dropped off daily 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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