The door-to-door household hazardous waste (HHW) collection program operated by Waste Management is ending Dec. 31, 2016, for all residents in the RethinkWaste service area, including Menlo Park.
Residents can still schedule an At-Your-Door curbside pickup appointment before the end of the year to manage items such as paint, solvents, insecticides, cleaning products, fluorescent lamps, laptops, computers monitors, TVs and sharps. The program is available at no additional cost to all residents, including single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses and apartments. Participation is simple:
- Residents call toll free 800-HHW-PKUP (800-449-7587) or send an email to schedule a collection appointment. It is recommended that you call soon to ensure an appointment before the end of the month.
- Receive your collection kit within a few days. The kit contains an instruction sheet, plastic bag for those items that must be bagged, labels and a tie for the bag.
- Place items near the front door, garage or other area near the front of the home by 7 a.m. on your scheduled day.
After Dec. 31, please contact the San Mateo County HHW program
to make an appointment to bring your items to their drop-off facility. Appointments are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visit their website
or call 650-363-4718 (Select option 3).