Household hazardous waste (HHW) is the
unused or leftover portion of any hazardous chemicals or materials.
Any leftover household product that is labeled with DANGER, WARNING,
TOXIC, CAUTION, POISON, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, or REACTIVE is
considered a household hazardous waste.
Additional information for Universal Waste, Pharmaceutical
Waste and Safe Disposal
of Home Sharps is available.
Examples of HHW are listed below:
HHW Disposal Locations or Contacts:
Upcoming One-Day HHW Collection Events
Warner Springs Community Center -- 30950 Highway 79
9am - 2pm
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
Reduce the amount of hazardous products that you purchase. Reuse the
materials that you have on hand. Recycle your waste and dispose
properly at collection sites.
Read product labels to learn about product uses and dangers before
you purchase a product.
- Choose safer, less toxic alternative products.
you must purchase hazardous products, buy only the amount you need
for the task and use it all so you can help eliminate
- Always store all your household chemicals in a protected
and secure area away from children, pets, and appliance pilot lights
to prevent poisonings and home fires.
Safe and Legal Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste
- Protects you and your family's health
- Keeps our water
clean and reduces stormwater pollution
- Preserves our
NEW!! Paint Stewardship Program: "PaintCare"
Recycle your leftover paint with PaintCare, an industry sponsored
paint stewardship non-profit program established to manage the reuse,
recycling and proper disposal of unused architectural paint.
PaintCare has established hundreds of drop-off sites at paint retail
stores, government-run household hazardous waste facilities, and other
locations across California. These sites accept program products
(primarily latex and oil based paint) in containers of 5 gallons or
less from all residents and certain businesses.
Click here to
search for participating retail take back centers in San Diego County
For more information on PaintCare: http://www.paintcare.org
For Additional Disposal Information:
Household Hazardous Waste Hotline
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