Hazardous wastes such as electronics, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, paints, pesticides, cleaning products, old medications and other chemicals are illegal to place in the garbage or pour down a drain or gutter because they contaminate our soil, drinking water and air. Find out more about proper disposal options based on the material type and your location in the lists below.
Choose your county:
- Household Hazardous Waste Disposal information
- Household Electronic Disposal Information
- Motor Oil Recycling Information
- Household Battery Recycling locations
- Compact Fluorescent Light Recycling locations
- Safe Medication Disposal locations
Electronics Collection: Recology Sonoma Marin collects electronics for recycling, through our bulky item pickup program. Please contact customer service to set up an appointment, and find out more about how to properly prepare your materials. Sonoma County transfer stations also accept household electronics for recycling, and Goodwill will accept electronics, (working or not). Please visit www.ZeroWasteSonoma.gov for additional recycling options, and community drop-off events.
- Motor Oil: Recology offers curbside pickup of motor oil and filters. Call our customer service team to request an oil kit (a container and sealable filter bag). When filled, call customer service to request a pick up, and place oil and filters at the curb next (NOT IN) to your recycling cart for pickup. There are also many locations in Sonoma County that will accept motor oil and filters. Visit www.ZeroWasteSonoma.gov to find a location.
Visit Zero Waste Marin for household hazardous waste disposal information.
Recology Sonoma Marin hosts annual household electronic drop-off events. Check back on our site for details on upcoming events. Visit Zero Waste Marin to search for additional recycling options.
Toxics: The Novato Sanitary District operates a drop-off facility for household hazardous waste. Located at the Novato Recycling Center, 7576 Redwood Blvd., the facility is open on the first and third consecutive Sunday and Monday of each month from 8:30am-1:30pm. For more information, please call (415) 892-7344 or visit http://www.novatosan.com
Electronic Waste: The HHW Facility now accepts all types of electronics, including computers, TV’s, small household appliances and microwaves. No large appliances such as refrigerators, stoves or washer/dryers. North Bay Conservation Corps offers free pick-ups of E-Waste. Call them at 415-454-4554 to schedule a pick up.
Motor Oil: The Novato Recycling Center at 7576 Redwood Blvd. will accept used motor oil and filters for recycling during normal business hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10-4. There are also many locations in Marin County that will accept motor oil for recycling. Most locations also take filters. Search to find the location nearest you.
Batteries: The Novato Recycling Center at 7576 Redwood Blvd. will accept all types household batteries for recycling during normal business hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10-4. There are also many locations in Marin County that will accept batteries for recycling. Search to find the location nearest you.
CFLs: The Novato Recycling Center at 7576 Redwood Blvd. will accept fluorescent tubes and CFLs for recycling during normal business hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10-4. There are also many locations in Marin County that will accept fluorescent lights for recycling. Search to find the location nearest you.
Sharps and Medications: Safe Medication & Sharps Disposal locations