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Household Hazardous Waste: What to Know

Toxic Materials

Toxic materials must be disposed of at a Household Hazardous Waste Facility. These facilities accept the following materials:

Acids Aerosol cans
Antifreeze Automotive products
Brake/transmission fluid Car batteries (lead acid/car, 6 volt or more, max of 2)
Electronic waste (computer monitors and televisions Florescent lamps/tubes
Gasoline and other flammables Herbicides
Household batteries Household cleaners
Mercury thermometers Most products labeled DANGER, CAUTION, WARNING, FLAMMABLE or POISON
Paint thinners Paints: oil-based or latex
Pesticides Poisons
Pool chemicals Propane cylinders
Sharps (needles,lancets) Solvents
Used Motor Oil Used Oil Filters

Please note that accepted materials may change depending on the jurisdiction. Check with your local agencies for updates.

Where can I drop off my hazardous material?

There are four household hazardous waste drop-off centers within Sacramento:

  • North Area Recovery Station’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility- 4450 Roseville Road North Highlands, CA 95660
    Phone: (916) 875-5555
  • Kiefer Landfill’s Special Waste Facility- 12701 Kiefer Boulevard and Grant Line Road Sloughhouse, CA 95683
    Phone: (916) 875-5555
  • Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station- 8491 Fruitridge Rd. Sacramento, CA 95826
    Phone: (916) 379-0500
  • Elk Grove Special Waste Collection Center- 9255 Disposal Lane Elk Grove, California 95624
    Phone: (916) 627-3232

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Centers


For more information, visit Sacramento county’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-off Centers page.

How Can I Recycle Leftover Paint?

PaintCare offers drop-off sites throughout California where the public can take unwanted paint for recycling. These sites are available to households, businesses, government agencies, and others with leftover paint. To find a paint drop-site location, click here.

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