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Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

LAKE COUNTY, CA –The next free  household hazardous waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, May  17 and 18 at Quackenbush Mountain  Recovery & Compost Facility, 16520 Davis Street adjacent to the Landfill, Clearlake. From Hwy 53 turn on to 40th Ave, take a left on Moss Ave, follow the signs to the Landfill on Davis Ave. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Households can bring up to fifteen gallons of toxic items per vehicle free of charge. Items that are accepted include paint, solvents, fuels, five-gallon propane tanks (empty), pool chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, batteries, fluorescent light tubes (up to 60 linear foot), and other toxic materials that cannot be put in the trash.

Examples of items that cannot be accepted include televisions, computer monitors, ammunition, explosives, radioactive materials or infectious wastes. To learn how and where to properly dispose these items, please visit or contact the Recycling Hotline at 263-1980.

Household Hazardous Waste drop off services are provided to Lake County residential households courtesy of the Lake County Public Services Department and the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, (CalRecycle). Businesses also are welcome to use this convenient service to properly dispose of hazardous waste and protect our environment, however, businesses must pay for this county-funded service and first make an appointment. Business appointments can be made by calling Lake County Waste Solutions at 707-234-6400.

Ask about receiving a free puncture-proof sharps container at one of these events to use for free sharps disposal.

Free Recycling Options for Residents and Businesses:
•    Recycled paint is available to both residents and businesses at Lake County Waste Solutions and South Lake Refuse and Recycling Center first-come, first-served basis in five gallon containers. Colors include tan, brown, gray, and pink.
•    Used motor oil and cooking oil can be dropped-off by businesses and residents, at Lake County Waste Solutions, South Lake Refuse & Recycling Center, and the North Shore Fire Protection District station at 6257, 7th Avenue in Lucerne. Visit  for more locations.
•    Electronics (E-Waste) can be dropped-off at Lake County Waste Solutions and at South Lake Refuse & Recycling Center.

Lake County Waste Solutions
230 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport
(888) 718-4888 or 234-6400
Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

South Lake Refuse & Recycling Center
16015 Davis Street, Clearlake
Open daily 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The free Household Hazardous Waste drop off program is subsidized by the Lake County Public Services Department, Integrated Waste Management Division and partially funded by a grant from CalRecycle as a public service to Lake County households. For more information about recycling, reusing, and reducing, please visit  or call the Recycling Hotline at 263-1980. Or like us on Facebook at Lake County Public Services face book


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