HHW Disposal Options

Presenting: A Trashy Love Story

We recycle for you, yet we need your support keeping HHWs out of your One Big Bin. Watch the video, and then scroll down to learn how to properly dispose of HHWs.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

State law prohibits many common household items like paint, batteries, electronics, sharps and medications from being placed in your bin. Keeping these items out of your bin helps protect the environment and the people collecting and sorting your waste, and allows our sorters to focus on recovering more recyclables. These items can still be easily disposed or recycled – find an option that works for you!

Fluorescent Bulbs

Batteries (Household & Vehicle)

Used Oil Filters

Fats, Oils, and Grease

Used Motor Oil

Compressed Gas Cylinders (Less than 5 gal.)

Latex Paint

Sharps (Syringes & Lancets)

Medications

Cleaners

Aerosol Cans

Paint (All Types)

Mercury-Containing Devices (Thermometers & Thermostats)

Pesticides

Solvents/De-Greasers

Automotive Fluids

Most products labeled DANGER, CAUTION, WARNING, FLAMMABLE, or POISON

Compressed Gas Cylinders (Less than 20 lbs)

Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

Computers

Stereos

Televisions

Phones

Lincoln

WPWMA HHW Facility
3195 Athens Ave.
(916) 543-3960
Open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WPWMA.com

Auburn
 

Recology Auburn Placer Transfer Station
12305 Shale Ridge Rd.
(530) 885-3735
Open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Foresthill

Foresthill Transfer Station
6699 Patton Rd.
(530) 885-3735
Open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Meadow Vista

Meadow Vista Transfer Station
2950 Combie Rd.
(530) 885-3735
Open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Find a Drop-off location

Find a drop-off location near you to recycle paint, beverage containers and motor oil and filters.

Paint Beverage Containers Motor Oil and Filters Batteries

How to transport your HHWs:

  • Limit to 15 gallons or 125 pounds per visit
  • Transport products upright in a rigid, leak-proof container in trunk or truck bed
  • Place leaking containers in tightly sealed plastic bag or box
  • Keep products in their original, labeled, sealed containers
  • Label any product not in its original container
  • Do not mix products!
  • Sort products by material type
  • Transport similar products together to avoid potentially dangerous chemical reactions

curbside-pickup

Printable Resources

HHW Drop-off Curbside Pickup PaintCare