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Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant - Updated Aug 30, 2017 Back

Services are restricted to residents of East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford only.

Every Saturday from 9:00 - 11:00 am, First Friday 3:00 -5:00 pm

www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/pwd/zerowaste/whatgoeswhere...

(650) 496-5910

2501 Embarcadero Way

Palo Alto, CA 94303

Household hazardous waste, including old or expired medicines, can be dropped off EVERY Saturday now at the Household Hazardous Waste collection area. The first Friday of every month is also a designated drop-off day between the hours of 3:00 - 4:00 pm.To access this location, take Embarcadero Road EAST towards the Palo Alto Baylands. As you come to the Palo Alto Golf Course turn right onto Embarcadero Way. Continue on Embarcadero Way until you see staff and signs for the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off. Medicines and sharps can be dropped off at the outside depository Monday - Friday, normal business hours of 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sharps must be in rigid "sharps specific" containers. Controlled substances and bio waste are not accepted. Vitamins can be throw into your kitchen garbage.For more information about medicines disposal call (650) 329-2122.

Materials Accepted

Services:

Dropoff

Pickup

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Material Residential Business Note
Acids

dropoff

none

Adhesives

dropoff

none

Aerosol Cans - Empty

dropoff

none

Aerosol Cans - Full

dropoff

none

Alkaline Batteries

dropoff

none

Antifreeze

dropoff

none

Brake Fluid

dropoff

none

Button Cell Batteries

dropoff

none

Car Fluids

dropoff

none

CFLs

dropoff

none

Chemistry Sets

dropoff

none

Engine Degreasers

dropoff

none

Fertilizers

dropoff

none

Fluorescent Tubes

dropoff

none

Fungicides

dropoff

none

Gas/Oil Mixture

dropoff

none

Gasoline

dropoff

none

Hair Dye

dropoff

none

Hair Spray

dropoff

none

Herbicides

dropoff

none

HHW

dropoff

none

Household Cleaners

dropoff

none

Hydraulic Fluid

dropoff

none

Insecticides

dropoff

none

Items Containing Mercury

dropoff

none

Kerosene

dropoff

none

Lacquer

dropoff

none

Latex Paint

dropoff

none

Lead-acid Batteries - Non-automotive

dropoff

none

Lice Shampoo

dropoff

none

Lighter Fluid

dropoff

none

Lithium Batteries

dropoff

none

Lithium-ion Batteries

dropoff

none

Medical Sharps

dropoff

none

Sharps must be transported in a proper container.

Medications

dropoff

none

This site accepts this material every Saturday of the month from 9-11am and the first Friday of every month from 3-5pm (times will change every month - call for more information).

Mercury Thermostats

dropoff

none

Motor Oil

dropoff

none

Nail Polish

dropoff

none

Nail Polish Removers

dropoff

none

Nickel-cadmium Batteries

dropoff

none

Nickel-metal Hydride Batteries

dropoff

none

Nickel-zinc Batteries

dropoff

none

Oil-Based Paint

dropoff

none

Paint Strippers

dropoff

none

Paint Thinners

dropoff

none

Pesticides

dropoff

none

Photographic Chemicals

dropoff

none

Pool Chemicals

dropoff

none

Power Steering Fluid

dropoff

none

Sealers

dropoff

none

Silver-oxide Batteries

dropoff

none

Solvents

dropoff

none

Transmission Fluid

dropoff

none

Varnish

dropoff

none

Wood Stains

dropoff

none

Zinc-air Batteries

dropoff

none

Zinc-carbon Batteries

dropoff

none

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