Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste doesn’t belong in any of your carts. It’s illegal for good reason: dumping hazardous waste is unsafe for our community and the environment. Not sure if it’s just garbage or hazardous waste? Check the label–  if it reads Danger, Flammable or Warning, it’s hazardous and needs special handling.

Below you’ll find three options for safely handling your household hazardous waste.

Questions? Contact us for assistance.

ItemSSFSC
Curbside Collection
Blue Line Transfer, Inc.
Recycling & Garbage Disposal Facility
San Mateo Couny (SMC)
Household Hazardous Waste Program
AntifreezeNoYes. No Charge, 10 gallon limitSMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
Car BatteriesNoYes (no charge)SMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
Cell PhonesNoYes (fees apply)No.
Cleaning FluidsNoNoSMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
Computer MonitorsYes. Call SSFSC to schedule curbside collection 650.589.4020. Additional fees may apply. Yes (no charge)No.
Cooking OilNoYes (fees apply)No.
Electronic ItemsYes. Call SSFSC to schedule curbside collection 650.589.4020. Additional fees may apply. Yes (fees apply)No.
FertilizersNoNoSMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
Florescent Tubes/BulbsNoYes (fees apply)SMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
Household BatteriesYes. Place in clear zipper-lock bag and put into recycling cart under the blue lid. Place on TOP of the bottles and cans.Yes (fees apply)SMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
PaintNoLatex & oil-based
In original container with label
10 gallon limit
drop off hours for paint:
8am-4pm
SMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
Motor OilYes. 5 Gallon limit, must be contained in in a sealed plastic bottle with a screw on lid. Place alongside recycling cart.Yes. No Charge, 10 gallon limitSMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
Oil FiltersYes. Place in clear zipper-lock bag and put into recycling cart under the blue lid. Place on TOP of the bottles and cans.Yes (no charge)SMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
Pesticides, poisonsNoNoSMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
Photo ChemicalsNoNoSMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
Pool ChemicalsNoNoSMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
Propane TanksNoNoSMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
SharpsNoYes (no charge)No.
SolventsNoLimited
For Acceptable Products click HERE.
SMC Residents By Appointment Only. 650.363.4718 http://www.smchealth.org/hhw
TelevisionsYes. Call SSFSC to schedule curbside collection 650.589.4020. Additional fees may apply. Yes (no charge)No.
TiresNoYes (fees apply)No.