HHW MOST WANTED
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
Batteries: Recycle 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:
- Find a recycling site near you at Recyclestuff.org
- Find community reuse and recycling resources in The Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Guide
- Check out free drop-off events from the Office of Sustainability
Medicines, Unwanted and Expired: Safe Medicine Disposal Sites
Curbside Pick-up: Check with your recycling/waste hauler for curbside pickup options