By definition, hazardous waste includes material that should never go into your regular trash. Common examples include:

  • Automotive products (antifreeze, fluids, motor oil)
  • Batteries (home and car)
  • Cathode ray tubes (TVs, computer monitors)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts
  • Household cleansers
  • Medicines
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
  • Paints, latex and oil (must be dried)
  • Pesticides

Regulations for handling hazardous waste vary by community, so it’s important to abide by the procedures set forth by your local jurisdiction. Check out the reference materials below for help.

At Your Door Special Collection Service

In some communities, household hazardous waste is collected from the doorstep. It’s important that residents keep these materials away from the curb and separate from regular trash. Hazardous waste should never be discarded down a sink or storm drain — it could contaminate groundwater or flow into the ocean.

Return-by-Mail Recycling Kits

Our household hazardous waste recycling kits are postage-paid, return-by-mail programs you can order online. They make it easy and convenient to return CFL bulbs, household batteries, syringes, lancets, e-Waste, and more. Simply mail the items back to us for environmentally responsible treatment and disposal.

Community Collection and Drop Off

As your environmental partner, we also organize regular community drop-off programs and collection programs with retail stores.