Household Hazardous Waste

It is illegal to put items such as electronics, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, pesticides, and other chemicals in the landfill, or trash bin. These items should also not be placed in the recycling bin.

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).

Accepted items include:
Cooking oil, auto and household batteries, motor oil, paint, anti-freeze and fluorescent bulbs. Quantities are limited, so please contact us for more information.

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
Residential customers can place used motor oil next to their carts for pickup on collection day. Oil jugs are provided to customers free of charge by Recology Vallejo. Contact us to request oil containers.

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

How-to:
Thoroughly drain filters before placing in the oil filter bag. Then hang the bag from the neck of your used oil jug and place next to your garbage container on collection day. Up to two gallons of used oil may be recycled every week. A new oil jug and/or filter bag will be left at the curb for your next oil change.

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 pharmacies.

Sharps

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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.

We also accept sharps in approved biohazard containers can at the Recology Vallejo-American Canyon Recycling Facility.

In addition, you can drop off at the following facilities: Christian Help Center 2166 Sacramento St., Florence Douglas Senior Center 333 Amador St., Area Agency on Aging 575 Sacramento St., VALCORE Recycling 38 Sheridan St.

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.