Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are materials that require separate disposal to prevent harm to you and the environment. These corrosive, flammable or toxic materials can accumulate in your garage or yard and endanger you, your family and the environment. Remember to never pour leftover hazardous materials down the sink, toilet or storm drain, or put them in the garbage. You can properly dispose of all HHW for free by making a drop-off appointment or visiting a take-back location.
Make a Free Drop-Off AppointmentHHW permanent facilities are available to San Jose residents in San Jose and San Martin in addition to temporary drop-off events throughout the County of Santa Clara. Participation is by appointment only. Visit HHW.org (the Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program website) or call (408) 299-7300 to schedule a free drop-off appointment.
Curbside collection of used motor oil is available for residential homes, townhomes and mobile home parks. Find out how to arrange a used motor oil pickup.
Free Take-Back Locations
HHW Disposal for Small BusinessesBusinesses that have small quantities of HHW may qualify to use the County’s Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator program. For more information on this program, please visit the County’s HHW website or call (800) 207-8222 to schedule a drop-off appointment. Appointment is required.