Western Placer Waste Management Authority

Household Hazardous Waste


Free drop-off for home generated sharps is available.
Western Placer Waste Management Authority
3033 Fiddyment Rd.
(entrance on Athens Ave.)
Roseville, CA 95747

Recology Auburn Placer Transfer Station
12305 Shale Ridge Rd.
Auburn, CA 95603

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Household Hazardous Wastes are accepted FREE of charge from Placer County residents at the:

WPWMA Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Everyday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(916) 645-5230 ext. 4

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WPWMA HHW Brochure: PDF

Click Here For List of Acceptable and Unacceptable Items
There is a maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per visit Please use the following tips and techniques when transporting HHW.

Transporting Tips & Techniques

Containers:

  • If possible, keep waste in its original container and tightly sealed.
  • Label material not in its original container
  • No leaking containers. If a container is leaking, place entire contents into a tightly sealed, labeled plastic container.

Transporting waste:

  • Keep containers upright while transporting to the HHW Facility.
  • Do not place waste in platic bags.
  • Transport in the trunk of your car or secure in your truck bed.

 

Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG)
If your business generates less than 220 pounds or 27 gallons of HHW per month, you may qualify as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG).

For more information about CESQGs, please call the Placer County Environmental Health Department at (530) 745-2300 and ask for the Hazardous Materials Section.

To schedule an appointment for CESQG HHW drop-off, please call Nortech at (916) 645-5230, ext. 108. Costs may apply.

Hazardous Products Require Your Special Attention
Products classified as "Hazardous" have become so commonplace in most homes that many times we don't realize they can be dangerous to use and/or dispose of. How do you know if a product is potentially hazardous? Read the product's label. Key words like DANGER, CAUTION, WARNING, FLAMMABLE, or POISON are your signal that the product requires special attention.

Proper Use And Disposal Is Important
Common household products that contain hazardous materials pose a safety problem when used or disposed of incorrectly. It is important to follow a product's instructions for safe use. Improper handling of hazardous products may cause extreme danger to you, your family, your property, public workers, wildlife, and the environment.
Click Here For A List of Non-Hazardous Alternatives for Common Household Chemicals

Reduce The Potential For Danger

Listed below are a number of easy steps you can take to reduce the risk of danger posed by hazardous products.

  • Reduce:
  • Buy fewer hazardous products.
  • Purchase non-hazardous alternatives.
  • Purchase small sizes of hazardous products.
  • Buy and use only what you need.
  • Reuse:
  • The MRF provides a reuse program where HHW's which are new or "slightly used," are made available to the public for free (Saturdays only).
  • Safe Use:
  • Always follow a hazardous product's directions for safe use.
  • Completely use the product.
  • Give leftovers on to a friend or neighbor for use.
  • Proper Disposal:
  • Take unwanted hazardous products to WPWMA's HHW facility.
  • Never dispose of hazardous wastes by:
  • Throwing them into the trash.
  • Dumping them down storm drains.
  • Pouring them into the sink or toilet or pouring them on the ground.
  • Burning them.