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Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste should NOT be disposed of in the trash or in the gutter. Hazardous waste disposed of in the trash poses a serious threat of injury to trash collectors and landfill operators. This kind of waste also creates environmental problems when disposed of improperly. For these reasons, disposal
of hazardous waste is regulated and improper disposal is illegal. The penalties can be substantial.

For your convenience the IWMA and HRCSD operate a Household Hazardous Waste collection site located at the HRCSD. The collection site is located behind the District maintenance shop on Heritage Road. This service is free of charge.

Items may be dropped off ONLY during the hours of operation (Friday’s from 12:00pm to 2:00pm). If items are dropped any other time and or items which are not considered “Household Hazardous Waste”, you will be fined for illegal dumping.  Waste items that may be dropped off include but are not limited to: batteries, fluorescent tubes, thermometers, electronic devices such as computers, printers, cell phones, radios, microwave ovens, computer monitors and televisions, paints, solvents, oil, antifreeze, pesticides, pool chemicals, thinners, cleaners and most other types of hazardous materials found around the home.
For a complete list of hazardous items, please visit: San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA).

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