Household Hazardous Waste

 

 

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Improper and illegal disposal can contaminate our drinking water, impede waste water treatment plants, pollute local waterways and endanger workers. It can also lead to penalties and fines.

 



HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION FACILITY FOR SAFE DISPOSAL


The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is for safe and legal disposal of unusable hazardous products. Please remember to pack products carefully so they won’t mix or spill and transport them in the trunk if possible.  The facility accepts all types of hazardous waste except:  Radioactives • Explosives • Ammunition


For highway safety, there is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of household hazardous waste per trip.


Households
:  No appointment required; no fee.
Businesses:  Appointment only; fee for service.


The HHW facility is located at 889-A Devlin Road, off Hwy 29 in south Napa – click here for a map and directions.
Open every Fri & Sat:  9am-4pm

Reduce waste – free stuff is available at the HHW facility’s Reuse Locker!

For more information call:  1-800-984-9661 or 707-259-8608

 

EXAMPLES OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

HOME:
Polishes & cleaners
Oven cleaners
Drain openers
Lighter fluids
Unwanted medications (no Controlled Substances – contact your pharmacist if you are unsure if your medication is a Controlled Substance)
Syringes
Cosmetics
Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
Rechargeable or alkaline batteries
Mercury containing items (thermometers, thermostats, etc.)
Cooking oil


GARDEN OR LANDSCAPE
:

Fungicides
Insecticides
Herbicides
Pool chemicals

GARAGE OR WORKSHOP
:
Latex & oil-based paints
Paint thinner & strippers
Wood preservatives
Grease & rust solvents
Wood & metal cleaners
Glues & cements
Photo chemicals
Antifreeze
Transmission fluids
Gasoline & fuel additives
Carburetor cleaners
Batteries
Used oil & oil filters

Could it be used by someone else? Don’t let it sit on your shelf!  At the Hazardous Waste Collection Facility they’ll decide if your product can go to the “Reuse Locker” where someone else can use it up instead of wasting it.



HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL FOR BUSINESSES

Businesses that generates less than 220 pounds or 27 gallons of hazardous waste per month can dispose of their waste at the Hazardous Waste Facility.  Appointments are required and there is a fee for this service.  For appointments and information:  1-800-984-9661.  Protect your business and employees by disposing of unwanted, unused, and out-of-date hazardous wastes properly.

Businesses that generate hazardous waste are required to obtain a Hazardous Waste Generator Permit.  Call Napa County Environmental Management at 253-4471 or visit the Napa County website for information.




REDUCE TOXIC WASTE


Can the product be used by someone else?If you have an unwanted product that someone else could use – don’t let it sit on the shelf! Bring it to the Hazardous Waste Collection Facility where they will determine if it can be put in the Reuse Locker.
Unwanted household hazardous waste is very expensive for the County to dispose. A better option for both your budget and the environment is to prevent the “waste” from the start.
1) Buy the right product for the job. There is no magic bullet! What do you want the product to do?
2) Buy the least toxic alternative. Many manufacturers are responding to consumer demands for alternatives.
3) Buy only the amount you need or can use up. Will you be able to use up the “jumbo” or “bargain” size product before it expires?
4) Store the product properly so it doesn’t become unusable. Keep in a covered, dry, safe place.

Our Water, Our World
is a program that provides information about less-toxic alternatives to managing home and garden pests.  Choose less toxic products for your home and garden…Look for the “Our Water, Our World” symbol before you buy.  Participating Napa County stores include:

Napa:
  • Central Valley Builders Supply
  • Orchard Supply Hardware
  • Van Winden Garden Center
  • Zeller’s Ace Hardware

St. Helena:

  • Central Valley Builders Supply
  • Whiting Nursery

Calistoga:

  • Silverado Ace

American Canyon:

  • Mid City Nursery

 

In each store look for:

  • User-friendly fact sheets on common pests & less toxic ways to control them including product recommendations
  • Tags on store shelves to help you find the less-toxic products recommended

Visit online:  www.OurWaterOurWorld.org offers information about pesticide use and the impact of pesticides on the environment.  Use the “Ask the Expert” feature on the website and have your question answered by staff at the Bio-Integral Resource Center in Berkeley.

 

To learn more, visit these sites for in-depth discussion on the benefits of reducing our use of toxics, examples of product substitutes, and fact sheets for specific problems.