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Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Many household products contain chemicals that can harm your family and the environment. Some may be safe while in use, but can contaminate water and soil when improperly disposed of.

Please NEVER dispose of the following items in the garbage, sink or a storm drain:

  • Paints, thinners
  • Solvents
  • Cleaners such as bleach, drain openers
    and bluetoilet cleaners
  • Cooking oil/grease
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizer & other garden chemicals
  • Motor oil & filters
  • Antifreeze and other auto products
  • Household batteries
  • Auto batteries
  • Aerosol (spray) cans
  • Sharps, such as needles, razors and syringes
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Electronic waste, like old TVs,
  • computes and cell phones
  • Thermometers, thermostats and
    other mercury containing items

Instead, the above items should be taken to the following HHW facility.

139 Sun Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 424-5520

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
No business service on Mondays, only residential


The HHW facility is closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Important disposal information:

Do not transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of HHW. Bring chemicals in secure containers and do not mix them! Do not bring explosives, radioactive material, drums, medical waste (sharps OK) and unstable chemicals
Residential households can drop-off acceptable items for no charge. We do charge for commercially generated waste, agricultural waste and waste of commercial nature. Certain limitations apply to small businesses. Please call for more information before visiting the facility
No appointment necessary for HHW from residential households. Commercial generators must make appointment by calling the facility directly