Keep Your Home and the Environment Safe


Do you know what old fluorescent light bulbs, bleach, batteries, paint, laptop computers and medicines have in common?

  • They contain toxic chemicals or metals and are not allowed in trash or recycling bins.
  • It is also unlawful to pour or throw these items in into the toilet, storm drains, on the ground, or into waterways as they could pollute the environment.

Do your part to protect your family at home and prevent contamination by bringing all household hazardous and electronic waste to the Waste and Recycling Drop-Off Center at 320 Harvest Drive. The service is free of charge for City residents. The City assures that this hazardous waste is disposed properly inside the US rather than ship it overseas; and that is disposed of in a manner which causes less impact on nature.



Hours of Operation

Household Hazardous Waste

(old medicines, paint thinner, pesticides, fuel, drain cleaner, cleaning products, needles, pesticides, fertilizers, solvents etc ..)

Tuesday, Wednesday and the Second Saturday of every month

9:30 – 3:30

Electronic Waste

Monday thru Saturday

9:30 – 3:30

Batteries, Paint, Oil, Light Bulbs, Car Chemicals

Monday thru Saturday

9:30 – 3:30

For a complete list of guidelines on the hazardous, electronic and universal waste collected by the City, please visit:  or call Customer Service at 831-768-3133.

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