Hazardous Materials Division
50 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630

Hazardous Materials Division Supervisor

Hazardous Waste FAQ

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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What Is Hazardous Waste?

  • Can I schedule a pick up for my household hazardous waste (HHW)?

  • Is there a charge for household hazardous waste pickups?

  • Do I need to be home for my household hazardous waste (HHW) to be picked up?

  • Where can I drop off my household hazardous waste today?

  • Where do I dispose of incandescent light bulbs, low-voltage lamps or lighting, and LEDs and other lamps that are not fluorescents?

  • How can I properly dispose of marine flares?

  • Is there a limit to the amount and types of household hazardous waste that the city will pick up?

  • I am a business or organization (non-residential). How do I dispose of my hazardous waste?

  • What types of consumer electronics are considered household hazardous waste?

  • Does Hazmat pick up large appliances?

  • How should I dispose of fluorescent lamps, high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps, and light ballasts?

  • Are fire extinguishers hazardous? Do you collect them through your household hazardous waste collection programs?

  • How do I dispose of unused fireworks? What about ammunition?

  • In the past, I was told to flush pharmaceuticals down the toilet. Why the change in recommended handling of waste pharmaceuticals?

  • Can you take my pharmaceuticals that are controlled substances?

  • I recently used your service and received a receipt for my waste. Is this a bill?

  • I’m getting ready to move. How should I prepare to move my HHW?

  • I have put HHW in my trash for years and have never had a problem. Why should I use your service?

  • How can I help spread the word about your HHW program to my neighbors?

  • Is it OK to dump cooking/fryer oil into the trash or down the drain?

  • Can I make a pickup appointment for empty containers of hazardous waste, including pesticide or paint?

  • Do you pick up household hazardous waste from apartments? If so, where should the items be put out?

  • Will you pick up a satellite dish?

  • Do you pick up fertilizers? Can empty fertilizer bags go in the trash?

  • What types of consumer electronics do you pick up?

  • Does the information on hard drives get wiped out in the recycling process?

  • You request we have a minimum of five pounds of household batteries for pick up. If I have other household hazardous waste to be picked up, do I still need to save up five pounds of batteries?

  • What is the best way to prepare my household batteries for a pickup?

  • Do you take tanning bed UV lamps? Are they hazardous?