Household Hazardous Waste Program

Due to the Hazardous Waste Collection Event closures March-May, the June and July HHW Collection Event will have extended hours from 9am to 1pm to accommodate extra resident traffic.




What is Household Hazardous Waste?


Household hazardous waste (HHW) items are labeled with warnings of POISON, DANGER, CAUTION, WARNING, OR PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS.

Yard: Pesticides, Fungicides, Weed Killers, Pool Chemicals, Small Propane Tanks

Workshop:: Paint (all kinds), Paint Thinner, Wood Preservatives, Glues & Adhesives, Solvents, Photo Chemicals 

Garage: Antifreeze, Oil & Filters, Gasoline, Wash & Polishes, Auto Batteries, Engine Cleaners, Brake Fluid

House: Ammonia Based Cleaners, Bleach Based Cleaners, Aerosol Sprays, Polishes, Fluorescent Lamps, Nail Polish & Remover, Medications & Syringes

NOT ACCEPTED: Explosives, Ammunition, Radioactive Waste, Biological Waste (syringes & lancets must be in an approved Sharps container available free to San Benito County residents).


Receive a $5 rebate for every mercury thermometer and thermostat recycled!





For additional information on what to do with Household Hazardous Waste, please click the image below