Hazardous Waste

It is illegal to put items such as electronics, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, pesticides, and other chemicals in the trash. When household hazardous wastes (HHW) end up in a landfill, they can cause serious threats to humans, wildlife and the environment.

Household Hazardous Waste items may include:

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive
  • Batteries
  • Bleach
  • Chlorine
  • Cooking oil
  • Drain cleaner
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Floor stripper
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Garden chemicals
  • Gasoline
  • Household batteries
  • Household cleaners
  • Hydraulic fluid
  • Insect sprays
  • Mercury Waste
  • Motor oil
  • Oily rags
  • Paint products
  • Paint stripper
  • Paint thinner
  • Polishes
  • Pool chemicals
  • Pressurized cylinders
  • Printer/toner cartridges
  • Rust remover
  • Sharps in Containers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Thermometers
  • Tile cleaners
  • Tile remover
  • Transmission fluid
  • Used oil filters
  • Waxes
  • Weed killers
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Wood preservative



Residents and businesses may drop off items at the Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

  • Drop off for Yuba and Sutter County residents only.
  • Bring products in their original containers.
  • If the product label is missing, clearly list the contents on the container, if known.
  • Used motor oil and oil filters should be placed in a clean spill-proof container.
  • 15 gallons or 125 lbs is the maximum amount of hazardous waste that may be hauled per trip by State law.
  • Transport hazardous waste in containers no larger than 5 gallons. Larger containers, such as 55 gallon drums, cannot be accepted.



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 select police stations, Walgreens, and pharmacies.

Sutter County Sheriff’s Office
1077 Civic Center Blvd
Yuba City, CA
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Medicines should be left in their original container and it is recommended that prescription labels be removed for privacy (available to Yuba/Sutter residents).


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
Sharps in approved biohazard containers can be brought to our special needle drop-off kiosk at the Recology Yuba-Sutter Recycling Buy-Back Center.

Tuesdays – Saturdays
7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m..

You can also drop off sharps in rigid, sealed containers at the Yuba Sutter Household Hazardous Waste Facility on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Pre-paid Mail-back sharps containers can be ordered from: