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Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes waste – chemical and solid – generated incidental to maintaining a residence, small business, vehicle and yard. It carries labels which indicate that it is harmful to humans, animals and/or the environment. 

Household Hazardous Waste also includes other types of regulated waste: 

  • Universal Waste (batteries, fluorescent bulbs, items with mercury, etc.) 
  • Electronic waste (computers, televisions, cell phones, etc.) 
  • Health Care Products (medications & sharps) 

It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste in the trash, storm drains, or sewer. 

Some items, such as household and car batteries, used oil, and water based paint, are eligible for curbside pick up with GreenWaste Recovery. Please see the see the Single-Family Recycle Guide and Multi-Family Recycle Guide for more information or call 831-920-6707.

Monterey Regional Waste Management District accepts HHW at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility in Marina.

Categories of accepted waste include: 

  • Household Products 
  • Personal Care 
  • Paint Products 
  • Universal Waste Outdoor Products 
  • Electronic Waste

Click Here or call the HHW Facility at 831-384-5313 ext. 27 for a complete list of acceptable items.