Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste requires special care.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes pesticides, paints, solvents, thinners, batteries, medical waste or material containing asbestos.

When disposed of in the trash or down the drain, household hazardous waste threatens the environment and endangers public health.

Our household hazardous waste team tracks regulations to keep commercial customers in compliance, and can assist in reporting requirements where applicable.

Lake County

Lake County Waste Solutions operates HAZ-DROP, a mobile household hazardous waste collection service for communities where a permanent collection site doesn’t exist or isn’t nearby. Benefits of mobile collection service are:

  • Flexibility. Custom days and times allow communities to tailor events to their needs.
  • Participation. Easy and frequent access attracts customers who may not otherwise travel to a permanent drop-off facility.
  • Diversion. Safe disposal means that hazardous waste does not end up in our landfills, waterways and environment.

Mendocino County

Ukiah Waste Solutions is the new contracted provider for Household Hazardous Waste Collection through MendoRecycle. The MendoRecycle facility, located at 3200 Taylor Drive in Ukiah, is open on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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