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 and are illegal to toss in any of your carts.
Residents may drop off accepted items at the Humboldt Waste Management Authority Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Eureka. To contact the Humboldt Waste Management Authority, please call: (707) 441-2005 or (707) 268-8680.
Household Hazardous Waste items may include:
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.
Please ensure that labels are removed before dropping them off at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
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
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.
Please visit the Humboldt Waste Management Authority for more sharps disposal options.
Visit CalRecycle for a list of companies that are authorized to provide sharps waste mail-back services in California.