|Many of us have more
household cleaners and chemicals than we can use, but what do you do when you want to get rid of these products? The best
way is to use them up or give them to someone who can use them. If you
can't use them or give them away, take them to the San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW) facility.
There is NO COST for San
Joaquin County residents to drop off these materials at the
HHW Facility for proper
Many common household cleaning products are hazardous because
they contain corrosive, toxic, flammable, or reactive ingredients. If these
products are handled or disposed of incorrectly, they can pose a threat to
human health, animals and the environment.
HHW ReUse Room
If the products or items dropped off at the HHW are:
1) useable, 2) not a banned product and 3) are full enough to make it
worthwhile, our hazardous
materials specialists will place them
in the HHW Re-Use Room, where other county residents who can use these
products can take them home FREE of charge. Why waste a
perfectly good product by placing it in the trash when someone out there can
re-use it? You can feel good about helping the environment and helping
people save a few bucks.
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THESE ITEMS IN THE GARBAGE!
Residents of San Joaquin County can utilize the following resources to
properly dispose of household cleaners and chemicals:
San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste Facility
San Joaquin County residents can take up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds per
trip to the San Joaquin County Household
Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility for recycling and proper disposal.
Click on the HHW links below for more information.
San Joaquin County Small businesses that qualify for the Small Business Hazardous Waste Program aka the Conditionally
Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Program can deliver paint to the San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Facility for a fee. Click on the "Small Business HHW" links below for