2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
San Mateo County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) free of charge at a special drop-off collection event on the following Saturday in 2016:
- December 10
Dates for 2017 are now confirmed as well:
- March 11
- June 10
- September 9
- December 9
The collection events take place from 8:30 am to 12:15 pm. To participate, residents must schedule an appointment at San Mateo County's HHW Program: www.smchealth.org/hhw or by calling (650) 363-4718, select option 3.
Check out our short video to find out what types of items you can bring to the events by clicking the link below:
Accepted items include acids/bases, aerosol cans, automotive supplies (car batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid), cleaning products, fertilizers, pesticides, flammable liquids, fluorescent lights (compact and tubes), paint, inks, and photo chemicals. No radioactive, explosive, medical or commercial waste is allowed. All waste collected is reused, recycled, or stabilized for proper disposal to achieve zero waste being landfilled.