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Household Hazardous Waste Program

Published on: 10/14/2016 7:34 AM



The Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program is funded by participating cities and the County of Santa Clara.  (Out-of-County HHW programs)

Residents*: Bring your household hazardous waste to one of the free HHW drop-off events outlined in our Operating SchedulePlease note: We do not accept any household hazardous waste at our business office. Site addresses and directions to the facilities are only made available to residents at time-of-appointment to prevent unauthorized drop-offs and to ensure safe collection by professional staff.  To participate,

 ​Use our self-service link below:

Or call:
(408) 299-7300 

*Attention Cupertino and Palo Alto residents: Please do not make an appointment. Contact your city's household hazardous waste program.

      • Cupertino (800) 449-7587  
      • Palo Alto (650) 496-6980   


Businesses: You may not use the residential program.  If you are a small business, call (800) 207-8222 to find out if your business qualifies for the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG​) Program.


  Dispose of household hazardous waste


 Recycle unwanted paint


Visit to find a recycling or reuse company


Recycling Hotline:
or 800-533-8414
(M-F, 9am-5pm)