Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste doesn’t belong in any of your carts. It’s illegal for good reason: dumping hazardous waste is unsafe for our community and the environment. Not sure if it’s just garbage or hazardous waste? Check the label–  if it reads Danger, Flammable or Warning, it’s hazardous and needs special handling.

Below you’ll find three options for safely handling your household hazardous waste.

Questions? Contact us or visit San Mateo County’s Household Hazardous Waste website.

ItemSSFSC
Curbside Collection
Blue Line Transfer, Inc.
Recycling & Garbage Disposal Facility
San Mateo Couny (SMC)
Household Hazardous Waste Program
AntifreezeNoYes. No Charge, 10 gallon limit.SMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
Car BatteriesNoYes. No charge.SMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
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. No
Cleaning FluidsNoNoSMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
Computer MonitorsYes. Call SSFSC to schedule curbside collection 650.589.4020. Additional fees may apply. Yes. No charge if not cracked/broken.No
Cooking OilNoYes. Fees apply.No
Electronic ItemsYes. Call SSFSC to schedule curbside collection 650.589.4020. Additional fees may apply. Yes. Fees apply.No
FertilizersNoNoSMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
Florescent Tubes/BulbsNoYes (fees apply)SMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
Household BatteriesYes. Place in clear zip-top bag, seal and put on top of lid to gray garbage cart. Please put tape over both ends of any used lithium or 9 volt battery.Yes. Fees apply.SMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
PaintNoLatex & oil-based in original container
with label. 10 gallon limit.
Drop off hours for paint:
8am-4pm.
SMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
Motor OilYes. 5 Gallon limit, must be contained in in a sealed plastic bottle with a screw on lid. Place alongside recycling cart.Yes. No Charge, 10 gallon limit.SMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
Oil FiltersYes. Place in clear zipper-lock bag and put into recycling cart under the blue lid. Place on TOP of the bottles and cans.Yes. No charge.SMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
Pesticides, poisonsNoNoSMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
Photo ChemicalsNoNoSMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
Pool ChemicalsNoNoSMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
Propane TanksNoNoSMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
SharpsNoYes. No charge.No
SolventsNoNoSMC residents by appointment only. 650.363.4718 or
www.smchealth.org/hhw
TelevisionsYes. Call SSFSC to schedule curbside collection 650.589.4020. Additional fees may apply. Yes. No charge.No
TiresNoYes. Fees apply.No