Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous wastes are any materials discarded from homes that may cause a human or environmental hazard when disposed of improperly, these wastes can cause serious threats to humans, wildlife and the environment. Hazardous, paints, pesticides, cleaning products, old medications, sharps and other chemicals are illegal to put in the Trash or pour down a drain or gutter because they will contaminate the soil, drinking water and air.

Hazardous waste can be one or more of the following: toxic, flammable, corrosive, and reactive (we encourage you to consider non-toxic alternatives for some of the products you use).

DROP OFF
Recology Vallejo-American Canyon Recycling Facility accepts limited quantities of used motor oil and cooking oil, ewaste, and paint (residential customers only).

For other types of household hazardous waste, please contact the Napa-Vallejo Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

Motor Oil

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Recovering oil is extremely important, since it clogs our City’s water systems and can pose a threat to piping.

Curbside
Oil jugs are provided to customers free of charge by Recology American Canyon. Contact us to request oil containers.

Residential customers can place used motor oil next to their carts for pickup on collection day. Up to two gallons of used oil may be recycled every week. A new oil jug will be left at the curb for your next oil change.

Drop Off
Limited quantities of motor oil can be dropped off at the Recology Vallejo-American Canyon Recycling Facility

Medications

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When medications are disposed of in the trash or down the drain, they can find their way into our waterways and negatively impact frogs, fish and other aquatic life.

Drop off
Drop off medications for safe handling at most police stations, Walgreens, and select pharmacies.

Sharps

sharps

All sharps waste must be transported to a collection center in an approved sharps container. Home-generated sharps waste includes hypodermic needles, syringes and lancets that are used for medical purposes.

Drop off
Place home-generated sharps waste in biohazard containers. Biohazard containers are available for purchase at local pharmacies and some office supply stores. Contact your health care provider, local pharmacies, hospitals or clinics to ask if they offer a collection program.

Mail-Back Service:
Visit CalRecycle for a list of companies that are authorized to provide sharps waste mail-back services in California.

PAINT

Paint

Drop Off
Limited quantities of paint can be dropped off at the Recology Vallejo-American Canyon Recycling Facility.