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Who may Participate?


Only qualifying VSQG businesses operating within San Mateo County may participate in the VSQG collection events. Businesses that generate more than 100 kilograms of hazardous waste per month cannot participate. If you fall into this group, contact an Inspector in the Hazardous Waste Program at (650) 372-6200 or see other options below.

If you only have paint to dispose of, please visit to find a drop-off site near you to recycle your leftover and unwanted paint.

If you only generate universal waste such as fluorescent lamps and batteries, another option is to contact a recycler. Please visit for recycling options.

Don’t Qualify as a VSQG? 

If your business generates more than 100 kilograms (27 gallons or 220 pounds) of hazardous waste, please find a certified hauler to properly dispose of your waste:

For a listing of commercial haulers and disposal facilities, go to RecycleWorks – Business or 1-800-CleanUp or call our office at (650) 372-6200.