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Household Hazardous Waste

Disposal Options for All Types of Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste materials cannot legally be disposed of in the garbage because they are harmful to the environment.

Examples of Hazardous Waste

Ignitable Corrosive Toxic Reactive Misc.
oil-based paints
kerosene
lighter fluid
polishes
gasoline
rust remover
ammonia
bleach
batteries
drain openers
poisons
pesticides
herbicides
fertilizers
ammonia
solvents
pool chemicals
hydrogen peroxide
iodine
roadside flares
helium
small oxygen tanks
smoke detectors
fluorescent bulbs
medicines
medical sharps

Find out how to Dispose of all Types of Hazardous Waste Materials

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Events

Quarterly Drop-off Events in Sunnyvale
When: Third Saturday of January, April, July and October
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Weekly Drop-off Events in Santa Clara County
When: Fridays and Saturdays, excluding holidays

Household hazardous waste disposal is provided to residents at no extra charge.

If you are a resident and have material to dispose, an appointment is required for all drop-off events:

If you are a business and would like to participate, an appointment is required:

  • Call 800-207-8222

Learn about the SMaRT Station®, Recycling Center, Compost and Drop-off Services

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017
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