Hazardous Waste Program

Household Hazardous Waste doesn’t belong in any of your carts or bins. 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.

Property Owners and Landlords
Property Owners and Landlords need to set up a business plan to deal with the household hazardous waste generated at their properties. The county has programs for commercial and residential generators. Visit www.smhealth.org/vsqg to learn more.

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

Questions? Contact us for assistance.

Curbside CollectionSan Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste ProgramBlue Line Transfer Station
AntifreezeN/ASan Mateo county residents only appointment required call 650.363.4718 or register online www.smchealth.org/hhwno charge 10 gallon limit
Car BatteriesN/AN/Ano charge
Cell PhonesPlace in ziplock bag and put in recycling cart, under the blue lid.
Place on TOP of the bottles and cans.
N/AOK
Cleaning FluidsN/ASan Mateo county residents only appointment required call 650.363.4718 or register online www.smchealth.org/hhwN/A
Computer MonitorsCall SSF for collection information 650.589.4020N/A$5 fee
Cooking OilN/AN/A$1 per gallon
Electronic ItemsCall SSF for collection information 650.589.4020N/A$2 to $15
FertilizersN/ASan Mateo county residents only appointment required call 650.363.4718 or register online www.smchealth.org/hhw N/A
Fluorescent Tubes/BulbsN/AOKfee
Household BatteriesPlace in ziplock bag and put in recycling cart, under the blue lid.
Place on TOP of the bottles and cans.
San Mateo county residents onlyfee
Motor OilPour up to 5 gallons into a plastic bottle with screw-on lid.
Place alongside recycling cart.
San Mateo county residents only
appointment required call 650.363.4718 or register online www.smchealth.org/hhw
10 gallon limit
Oil FiltersPlace in ziplock bag and put in cart, under blue lid.
Place on TOP of the bottles and cans.
San Mateo county residents only
appointment required call 650.363.4718 or register online www.smchealth.org/hhw
10 gallon limit
PaintN/ASan Mateo county residents only appointment required call 650.363.4718 or register online www.smchealth.org/hhwLatex & oil-based
In original container with label
10 gallon limit
drop off hours for paint:
8am-4pm
Pesticides, poisonsN/ASan Mateo county residents only
appointment required call 650.363.4718 or register online www.smchealth.org/hhw
N/A
Photo ChemicalsN/ASan Mateo county residents only
appointment required call 650.363.4718 or register online www.smchealth.org/hhw
N/A
Pool ChemicalsN/ASan Mateo county residents only
appointment required call 650.363.4718 or register online www.smchealth.org/hhw
N/A
Propane TanksN/ASan Mateo county residents only
appointment required call 650.363.4718 or register online www.smchealth.org/hhw
$5 minimum fee
SharpsN/AN/Adrop off hours for sharps: Mon – Fri 7-2 , Sat. 7-12
SolventsN/ASan Mateo county residents only
appointment required call 650.363.4718 or register online www.smchealth.org/hhw
N/A
TelevisionsCall SSF for collection information 650.589.4020N/A$5 fee
TiresN/AN/A$9 – $75 fee (based on size and rim)