The Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program is funded by participating cities and the County of Santa Clara. (Out-of-County HHW programs)
Household hazardous waste is unwanted household products labeled as flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive. Common products include auto fluids, batteries, electronics, fluorescent and LED lightbulbs, garden chemicals, household cleaners, paint, and many other products that require proper disposal to prevent harm to humans and the environment.
Residents*: Bring your household hazardous waste to one of the free HHW drop-off events outlined in our Operating Schedule. Please note: We do not accept any household hazardous waste at our business office. Site addresses and directions to the facilities are only made available to residents at time-of-appointment to prevent unauthorized drop-offs and to ensure safe collection by professional staff.
To participate, use our self-service link below:
**Public Health and Safety Guidelines
- Face coverings will be worn by all staff and will be required for all residents dropping off waste. Please note, residents may be turned away if they arrive without a face covering.
- For the safety and well being of the public and our staff, have all of the waste in the rear of the vehicle and not in the passenger areas. For regular vehicles place the waste in the trunk, for trucks place the waste in the bed and for SUVs/hatchbacks place the waste at the rear of the vehicle.
- Do not have any non-waste items in or around the waste in order for the waste being disposed to be easily identifiable.
- Have the waste in disposable containers as no containers will be returned (totes, boxes, crates, etc…).
Appointments can fill up when scheduling the day of. Please schedule your appointment early.
*Attention Palo Alto residents: Please do not make an appointment. Contact your city's household hazardous waste program.
Palo Alto HHW: (650) 496-5910
Businesses: Businesses that generate small quantities of hazardous waste may qualify to use the County's Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) program. For more information, click here. To schedule an appointment for waste drop off please call (800) 207-8222.
Dispose of household hazardous waste
Recycle unwanted paint