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San Francisco Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility - Updated Jun 28, 2013 Back

Services are restricted to residents of San Francisco County only.

Thursday to Saturday 8am to 4pm

www.recologysf.com/sfhhw/

(415) 330-1405

501 Tunnel Ave

San Francisco, CA 94134

Only residents of San Francisco may use the facility and waste must be from their own home. This site requires proof of SF residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill showing a San Francisco address. Use of the facility is free (it is funded through your garbage bills).

With the exception of cooking oil, you may not transport more than 15 gallons of waste to the facility at one time. When you estimate the amount of waste you have, count the actual volume of material. For example, if you have 20 one-gallon cans, and they are all half full, the total is 10 gallons.

Please call or visit the website for more information.

Materials Accepted

Services:

Dropoff

Pickup

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Material Residential Business Note
Acids

dropoff

none

Adhesives

dropoff

none

Aerosol Cans - Empty

dropoff

none

You can put EMPTY spray paint cans in the blue bin. Everyone in San Francisco is entitled to a blue bin for clean paper, bottles & cans, and plastic. For more information, call Recology Sunset Scavenger (415) 330-1330 or Recology Golden Gate (415) 626-4000.

Aerosol Cans - Full

dropoff

none

Alkaline Batteries

dropoff

none

Antifreeze

dropoff

none

Asbestos

dropoff

none

For more information on Asbestos such as health risks, ways to prevent exposure, the proper way to prepare asbestos for disposal, and contractors, visit the San Francisco Dept of Public Health website .

Brake Fluid

dropoff

none

Button Cell Batteries

dropoff

none

Car Batteries

dropoff

none

Car Fluids

dropoff

none

CFLs

dropoff

none

Chemistry Sets

dropoff

none

Cooking Oil

dropoff

none

Cooking oil must be no larger than 5 gallons and proof of residency is not required for just this material.

Engine Degreasers

dropoff

none

Fertilizers

dropoff

none

Fire Extinguishers

dropoff

none

Fluorescent Tubes

dropoff

none

Up to 30 fluorescent lights are accepted for FREE per month. Any bulbs/tubes more than 30 will be charged at a rate of $1.00 per tube/lamp.

Fungicides

dropoff

none

Gas Cylinders

dropoff

none

No cylinders over 20 lbs accepted. The home collection program accepts only propane and helium tanks, and does not accept tanks larger than 20 pounds (a typical barbecue tank is 20 pounds).

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

Includes cleaning products, garden chemicals, pesticides and sprays.

Hydraulic Fluid

dropoff

none

Insecticides

dropoff

none

Items Containing Mercury

dropoff

none

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Kerosene

dropoff

none

Lacquer

dropoff

none

Latex Paint

dropoff

none

You can put EMPTY, DRY latex paint cans in the blue bin. Everyone in San Francisco is entitled to a blue bin for clean paper, bottles & cans, and plastic. For more information, call Recology Sunset Scavenger (415) 330-1330 or Recology Golden Gate (415) 626-4000.

Lead Paint Chips

dropoff

none

Lead paint chips must be in a leak proof bag that is taped or twist tied completely closed.

Lead-acid Batteries - Non-automotive

dropoff

none

Lice Shampoo

dropoff

none

Lighter Fluid

dropoff

none

Lighting Ballasts

dropoff

none

Ballasts manufactured before 1978 likely contain PCBs that can cause cancer and other reproductive/developmental problems. PCB-containing ballasts must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

Lithium Batteries

dropoff

none

Lithium-ion Batteries

dropoff

none

Medical Sharps

dropoff

none

No loose needles; needles must be in sharps container. No loose needles; needles must be in sharps container. All San Francisco Walgreens accept needles in sharps containers. Check at the pharmacy counter.

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 Filters

dropoff

none

Oil-Based Paint

dropoff

none

You can put EMPTY, DRY oil-based paint cans in the blue bin. Everyone in San Francisco is entitled to a blue bin for clean paper, bottles & cans, and plastic. For more information, call Recology Sunset Scavenger (415) 330-1330 or Recology Golden Gate (415) 626-4000.

Paint Strippers

dropoff

none

Paint Thinners

dropoff

none

Pesticides

dropoff

none

Photographic Chemicals

dropoff

none

Pool Chemicals

dropoff

none

Power Steering Fluid

dropoff

none

Propane Tanks

dropoff

none

Propane and helium tanks only. No tanks or cylinders over 20 lbs are accepted (a typical barbecue tank is 20 pounds). The home collection program accepts only propane and helium tanks, and does not accept tanks larger than 20 pounds (a typical barbecue tank is 20 pounds).

Road Flares

dropoff

none

Sealers

dropoff

none

Silver-oxide Batteries

dropoff

none

Solvents

dropoff

none

Transmission Fluid

dropoff

none

Varnish

dropoff

none

Wood Stains

dropoff

none

Empty stain cans can be placed in the blue cart. All San Francisco residents with garbage service have access to a blue cart for paper/bottles/cans/plastic recycling and a green cart for food scraps/soiled paper/plants collection at no additional cost. For more information, call Sunset Scavenger (415) 330-1330 or Golden Gate Disposal & Recycling (415) 626-4000. Stain cans with contents must be treated as hazardous waste and taken to one of the locations listed below.

Zinc-air Batteries

dropoff

none

Zinc-carbon Batteries

dropoff

none

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