Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste

Hazardous waste, universal waste, or toxic materials including paint, fluorescent tubes or bulbs, thermostats, and batteries do not belong in any PSSI waste collection bin.

The Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program can help you properly dispose of your home chemicals and toxics. Visit their webpage at or call (408) 299-7300.

Chemicals accepted by the Household Hazardous Waste Program include:

  • Flammables include paints, dry or wet, petroleum-based products, and polishes
  • Corrosives include acids, bases batteries, and drain clog removers
  • Toxics include poisons, pesticides, gardening chemicals, ammonia, and solvents
  • Oxidizers include pool chemicals, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, and perchlorates

Miscellaneous items include:

  • Propane tanks and camp stove fuel
  • Helium tanks
  • small oxygen tanks
  • smoke detectors

Biohazardous materials including:

  • medical waste
  • prescription drugs
  • used sharps, including syringes, needles, and lancets

Batteries need special handling

Please don’t put household batteries in any collection container.

Instead, you can:

  • Drop them off at our office (see map).


  • Place them in a zipper-style bag with terminals taped, and leave them on top of (not inside) you blue recycle cart for collection.

PLEASE NOTE: Automotive batteries are not included in this program. Visit the Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program at or call (408) 299-7300 for more information about safe disposal of automotive batteries and fluids.

Latex paint and E-waste items

Latex paint and E-waste items can be dropped off at our facility (see map for directions) 339 Bonair Siding on campus. State law requires your name and address be included with E-waste items.