Join us! Recycle your household chemicals for an eco-friendly home

The first day of spring is Tuesday, March 20 but who says you have to wait until then to have a fresh start? Begin your spring cleaning now and remove and replace toxic chemicals from your home as part of our Flows to Bay Challenge series: “In the Home.”


Now is the perfect time to remove toxic chemicals from your home and replace them with safe, eco-friendly products. Old paint, motor oil, batteries, and pesticides not only clutter your home, but pose a toxic risk to your family and the environment. Properly dispose of these items at your local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility or learn about other locations that collect these materials. Remove and replace these chemicals and create a more eco-friendly home!


Check out these dates below to know when you can drop off your items for FREE:  


Saturday - 2/24 Redwood City - PAINT

Is leftover paint taking up space in your garage? Drop it off!


Saturday - 3/03 South San Francisco - OIL

Buckets of used motor oil cluttering your home? Take them here.


Saturday - 3/10 Daly City - PESTICIDES

Don’t toss your pesticides away, let us take care of it for you!


Saturday - 3/17 Pacifica - BATTERIES

Batteries can be recycled… What a bright idea!


Follow these 3 easy steps to get started:


  1. Sign Up: Set up an appointment here to receive location information or call (650) 363-4718, select option 3.

  2. Load Up: Up to 50 pounds or 10 gallons worth of material are allowed per appointment.

  3. Drop Off: The facility crew will happily take your items directly from the trunk of your car.


If you can’t make these dates, there are other businesses and facilities that will gladly accept your household hazardous waste at anytime:



Visit Paintcare’s website for locations near you.



Click here to drop off your motor oil and filters.



Click here to drop off your household batteries at any time.


Good luck and here’s to making more room for what matters most. Happy cleaning!