Got Pool Chemicals?
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 County
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility.
There is NO COST for San
Joaquin County residents to drop off these materials at the
HHW Facility for proper
The most common pool chemicals are highly reactive and/or
corrosive, and capable of causing fires and releasing toxic vapors if
improperly handled or stored. Pool chemicals may become a serious hazard,
especially when they become wetted by a small quantity of water or when they
are disposed of in the trash or improperly mixed with other chemicals or
reactive or organic materials.
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!