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Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off

LAKE COUNTY, CA –The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Saturday October 13th 2018 at Hidden Valley Lake by the Post Office Boxes. 19287 Hartman Road, Hidden Valley.  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.

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 by the Integrated Waste Management Division 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 @ 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.