Trash and Recycling
City Customer Service
(805) 388-5325

City Recycling
(805) 388-5392

E.J. Harrison & Sons
(805) 647-1414

household HAZARDOUS WASTE

Drop-off events are held on the second consecutive Friday and Saturday of each month. 

For an appointment, please call: (805) 987-0717 

Schedule a Drop-off Appointment Online
ACCEPTED ITEMS: Antifreeze, aerosols, solvents, pesticides, household cleaners, pool and garden chemicals, household and car batteries, lancets (in approved containers), fluorescent light tubes, cathode ray tubes (CRTs), electronics, computers, printers, cell phones, electrical cords, empty propane tanks, fire extinguishers, oil-based paint, latex paint, mercury-containing devices, unused or expired medication (no controlled substance), electronic waste, frying oil, and used motor oil and filters. For additional information, please call the City's solid waste division at (805) 388-5392

DO NOT BRING: Explosives, biological waste, ammunition, tires, MAAP gas cylinders, garbage, cardboard or trash, fireworks, tires, radioactive waste, infectious waste, smoke alarms, or business waste. The legal transport limit for household hazardous waste is 15 gallons or 125 lbs. 

For your convenience, unused paint can now be taken to a local PaintCare drop-off site. Please click the link below to locate a drop-off site in your area.
PaintCare Drop-off Location

Household Hazardous Waste Program