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HHW Program Overview

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San Mateo County’s HHW Program helps residents reuse, recycle, or responsibly manage residential hazardous waste for free. There are multiple easy and free ways to safely and properly remove HHW from your home. County residents can:

  1. Local Drop-off locations (no appointment needed): Find local recycling and disposal options for paint, electronics, fluorescent lights, medicines and more – no appointment needed!
  2. Curbside Pick up: Take advantage of battery and used oil pick-up on your recycle/garbage collection day. Check your hauler for details.
  3. Make an HHW drop-off appointment. Review the program rules and schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you.  

Click here to sign up for household hazardous waste drop-off event notifications.

HHW MOST WANTED: BATTERIES, PAINT, FLUORESCENT LIGHTS

Get information on the top three most disposed of (or common) HHW items and how/where to properly recycle them.

Learn more about the HHW Most Wanted >>