DISPOSING OF HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

Get rid of Household Hazardous Waste Products safely

Batteries, nail polish, weed killers, perfume, paint, glues, antifreeze. Our homes are full of products we may not normally consider hazardous, but all of these and many more require special disposal and should never be thrown in the trash.  You can do your part to protect the environment by disposing of hazardous waste correctly.

Zero Waste Sonoma is the new name of the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA). As the joint powers authority for the unincorporated area and nine cities and towns in Sonoma County, Zero Waste Sonoma is the local government entity for all things related to Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), organics municipal composting, education, and planning for recycling and solid waste disposal. Zero Waste Sonoma helps the residents and businesses of Sonoma County reduce, reuse, recycle, and discard all materials in the safest and most environmentally responsible way possible.

Their website at zerowastesonoma.gov provides an extensive list of household hazardous products and information about where and when you can take these items to their collection sites for safe disposal.

Spring is a great time to clear out the garage and get rid of products you no longer need, use or want. Do your part to keep your home safe and our environment protected!

Household hazardous waste list: https://zerowastesonoma.gov/recycle-dispose/residents/common-household-hazardous-waste-hhw

Here is the full calendar and “how to” https://zerowastesonoma.gov/recycle-dispose/residents/hhw-collection-events    https://zerowastesonoma.gov/calendar

Sonoma Safe Agriculture Safe Schools (Sonoma SASS) is a coalition of community organizations and individuals paving the way for safer land management policies and practices primarily around our schools and communities. Working to protect public health and the environment, Sonoma SASS raises public awareness and provides community education to work toward replacing synthetic pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.