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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event

  • Date: 01/25/2020  

Santa Clara residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) at the free HHW drop-off event that will take place on January 25. Residents must register to attend this event by calling the County Household Hazardous Waste Program at 408-299-7300 or by visiting  

Hazardous items that can be disposed of include fluorescent light tubes, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, paint, automotive fluids, cleaners, solvents, batteries, propane and helium tanks, fertilizers, pesticides, wood preservatives, sharps containers, prescription medications, electronic waste (e-waste), and other types of household hazardous wastes. Items NOT accepted include large household appliances, ammunition, explosives, or containers larger than five gallons. Please contact the Police Department at 408-615-4700 regarding the disposal of ammunition or explosives.

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