Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) doesn’t belong in any of your carts. Placing it there is illegal and unsafe for our workers, our community, and the environment. Not sure if something is hazardous? If the item is flammable, toxic, explosive, poisonous, or contains mercury or heavy metals, it’s hazardous.
The table below lists common hazardous items and indicates if we can collect them curbside on your regular service day or if they can be delivered to Blue Line Transfer. Don’t see a particular item? Try searching for it in our Sort Smart Recycling Guide. Have something that we don’t collect and won’t accept at Blue Line? Visit the “What Goes Where” page of the San Mateo County Health website.
Please click here for detailed information about used motor oil & filter recycling.
|Blue Line Transfer|
|Antifreeze||No||Yes. No added charge. 10 gallon limit.|
|Car Batteries||No||Yes. No added charge.|
|Cell Phones||Yes. Wrap in paper, put in clear zip-top bag, seal, and place on top of lid to gray garbage cart.||Yes. Fees apply.|
|Computer Monitors||Yes. Call (650) 589-4020 to schedule. Fees may apply.||Yes. No added charge if not cracked/broken.|
|Cooking Oil||No||Yes. Fees apply.|
|Electronic Items||Yes. Call (650) 589-4020 to schedule. Fees may apply.||Yes. Fees apply.|
|Florescent Tubes/Bulbs||No||Yes. Fees apply.|
|Household Batteries||Yes. Place in clear zip-top bag, seal and put on top of lid to gray garbage cart. Please put clear tape over both ends of any used lithium or 9 volt battery.||Yes. Fees apply.|
|Motor Oil||Yes. 5 gallon limit. Must be contained in a sealed plastic bottle with a screw on lid. Place alongside recycling cart.||Yes. No added charge. 10 gallon limit.|
|Oil Filters||Yes. Place in clear zipper-lock bag and put alongside recycling cart.||Yes. No added charge. Limit of 10.|
|Paint||No||Yes. No added charge. Latex & oil-based in original container with label. 10 gallon limit.|
|Pressurized Tanks (propane & helium for example)||No||Yes. Fees apply and vary depending on size and whether the tank is at atmospheric pressure.|
|Sharps||No||Yes. No charge.|
|Televisions||Yes. Call (650) 589-4020 to schedule. Fees may apply.||Yes. No added charge if not cracked/broken.|
|Tires||No||Yes. Fees apply.|
Questions? Call or text us at (650) 589-4020 or use our contact form. We’ll reply as soon as possible and always within one business day. Look for additional information about HHW disposal in our newsletters and guides.