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Environmental Services
Solid Waste/Recycling Program
PO Box 3707
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707
(408) 730-7262

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Hazardous Waste

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:
  • 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
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 or by calling (408) 299-7300.

All residents (including Sunnyvale residents) must make an appointment in order to drop off hazardous waste:

Residents:  Go to 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

Where San Jose Environmental Innovation Center
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
1608 Las Plumas Ave, San Jose
Days Open: Residents: Every Friday and Saturday *
Businesses: Thursdays *
* Except holidays

Alternatives for Paint, Batteries, Fluorescent Bulbs or Electronic Waste:

Paint: C
ans of unused paint may be dropped off at Kelly Moore and Dunn Edwards paint stores, as well as Orchard Supply Hardware locations. Visit or 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 in the “Quick Links” section.

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City of Sunnyvale

Normal City Hours of Operation are
8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

(408) 730-7500

  • Sunnyvale City Hall
  • 456 W. Olive Ave.
  • Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • TDD (408) 730-7501
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