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Household Hazardous Waste Program


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

Household hazardous waste is unwanted household products labeled as flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive. Common products include auto fluids, batteries, electronics, fluorescent and LED lightbulbs, garden chemicals, household cleaners, paint, and many other products that require proper disposal to prevent harm to humans and the environment.​ ​​
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Residents*: Bring your household hazardous waste to one of the free HHW drop-off events outlined in our Operating Schedule.  Please 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: 

**Due to public health concerns changes have been made to our future schedule.
We will be monitoring the situation and making any changes accordingly.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Or call: 
(408) 299-7300 

Appointments can fill up when scheduling the day of. Please schedule your appointment early.

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

​Palo Alto HHW: (650) 496-5910

Businesses: Businesses that generate small quantities of hazardous waste may qualify to use the County's Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) program. For more information, click here. To schedule an appointment for waste drop off please call (800) 207-8222.

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Last updated: 3/18/2020 12:33 PM