Hazardous Waste

Almost every home contains hazardous products that can harm human health or the environment if improperly handled. They are products used in cleaning, home improvements, automobile maintenance, lawn and garden care, hobbies, and a variety of other tasks.

For the protection of California's environment and the health and safety of its inhabitants, it is important to dispose of household hazardous waste in a manner that is safe and complies with California state laws.

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Recyclable Household Hazardous Waste

Recyclable household hazardous waste (RHHW) may be taken to Cal Sierra Transfer Station or Groveland Transfer Station. These wastes include:

  • Antifreeze

  • Automotive batteries

  • Computers

  • Fluorescent lamps

  • Household batteries

  • Latex paint

  • Mercury-containing products such as thermometers and thermostats

  • Miscellaneous electronic waste

  • Products containing batteries or circuit boards

  • Rechargable batteries

  • Televisions

  • Used motor oil (without contamination) and used oil filters

There may be a gate fee.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste (HHW) has more extensive disposal requirements. These wastes must be brought to:

The Permanent Collection facility is open once a month by appointment only. Please call 209-533-5588 to schedule an appointment.

To see our schedule for 2024 Click Here  

Qualifying small businesses may be able to use the options listed above, please call 209-533-5588.

What to Bring

From the garage and workshop:

  • Art supplies

  • Brake fluid

  • Contaminated motor oil

  • Engine / brake parts cleaners

  • Gasoline

  • Glues and adhesives

  • Oil-based paints

  • Photo chemicals

  • Polishes

  • Solvents

  • Thinners

  • Waxes

  • Wood preservatives

From the house:

  • Ammonia

  • Bleach

  • Furniture polish

  • Household cleaners

  • Nail polish remover

  • Non-empty aerosol cans

  • Oven cleaners

  • Shoe polish

From the yard:

  • Compressed gas cylinders up to 5 gallons (propane)

  • Fungicides

  • Insect repellants

  • Pesticides

  • Pool chemicals

  • Weed killers

What Not to Bring:

  • Ammunition and explosives

  • Asbestos

  • Biological waste

  • Large compressed gas cylinders

  • Marine flares

  • Medical waste

  • Non-hazardous waste

  • PCB-containing waste

  • Radioactive waste

  • Sharps

  • Tires