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Feb 15

Webinar: Learn how to properly dispose of household hazardous waste

Posted on February 15, 2021 at 5:14 pm by Clay Curtin

Did you know throwing away household hazardous waste (HHW) in your garbage is illegal and unsafe? In partnership with San Mateo County Health, RethinkWaste is hosting a webinar to discuss hazardous waste, how to properly dispose of it and how to make do-it-yourself home cleaning alternatives.

Need help identifying if products are hazardous waste? Or looking for some do-it-yourself cleaning alternatives? Join us!

Hazardous Waste 101 webinar
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Noon-1 p.m.
Register online

If you are unable to attend the webinar, products that are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or reactive based on its chemical properties are considered HHW. Some examples are batteries, paint and paint thinner, fertilizers and cleaning products.

San Mateo County Health offers residents free disposal services, but residents must make an appointment to drop off household hazardous waste materials at a drop-off location (location to be announced upon appointment confirmation).

Acceptable HHW items include acids/bases, aerosol cans, automotive supplies (car batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, break fluids), cleaning products, fertilizers, pesticides, flammable liquids, fluorescent lights (compact and tubes), paints, inks and photo chemicals. Radioactive, explosive, medical and commercial waste is prohibited.