Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste ScavengerHousehold 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 or see if it’s accepted by the San Mateo County HHW Program.

Please click here for detailed information about used motor oil & filter recycling.

ItemSSF Scavenger
Curbside Collection
Blue Line Transfer
AntifreezeNoYes. No added charge. 10 gallon limit.
Car BatteriesNoYes. No added charge.
Cell PhonesYes. Wrap in paper, put in clear zip-top bag, seal, and place on top of lid to gray garbage cart. Yes. Fees apply.
Cleaning FluidsNoNo
Computer MonitorsYes. Call (650) 589-4020 to schedule. Fees may apply. Yes. No added charge if not cracked/broken.
Cooking OilNoYes. Fees apply.
Electronic ItemsYes. Call (650) 589-4020 to schedule. Fees may apply.Yes. Fees apply.
FertilizersNoNo
Florescent Tubes/BulbsNoYes. Fees apply.
Household BatteriesYes. 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 OilYes. 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 FiltersYes. Place in clear zipper-lock bag and put alongside recycling cart.Yes. No added charge. Limit of 10.
PaintNoYes. No added charge. Latex & oil-based in original container with label. 10 gallon limit.
Pesticides, poisonsNoNo
Photo ChemicalsNoNo
Pool ChemicalsNoNo
Pressurized Tanks (propane & helium for example)NoYes. Fees apply and vary depending on size and whether the tank is at atmospheric pressure.
SharpsNoYes. No charge.
SolventsNoNo
TelevisionsYes. Call (650) 589-4020 to schedule. Fees may apply.Yes. No added charge if not cracked/broken.
TiresNoYes. 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.