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Batteries, Paint, Fluorescent Lights

Did you know that the top three most disposed of household hazardous waste (HHW) items in San Mateo County are single-use and rechargeable batteries (such as AAA, AA, C, button cell, 9-volt, and lithium-ion batteries) paint, and fluorescent lights? 

Did you also know that there are over 80 free locations throughout the county to properly and safely dispose of these items? Check out the map below and click on the category of the item you want to dispose of.

Links to Drop-off Site Resources

BatteriesRecycle Batteries Right at these locations

Paint: PaintCare Drop-off Site Locator

Fluorescent Lights: Free Fluorescent Light Recycling Locations

Additional HHW Recycling Resources

Used Motor Oil and Filter Recycling: Three Options for Recycling Used Motor Oil and Oil Filters

Electronics Reuse and Recycling: 

Medicines, Unwanted and Expired: Safe Medicine Disposal Sites

Curbside Pick-up: Check with your recycling/waste hauler for curbside pickup options