Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Published on June 06, 2014
In Colfax - Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Colfax High School parking lot off of Ben Taylor Road.
In Foresthill - Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Foresthill High School parking lot.
These two events are sponsored by Placer County, and Recology Auburn Placer and are open to Placer County residents only, including those who live in its cities (I.D. required). Placer County businesses may also dispose of hazardous materials between 2-3 p.m. for a fee and with an appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 800-207-8222 at least two days before the event.
Acceptable items include: unused medications (no controlled substances), sharp (syringes and lancets - properly stored in rigid plastic containers), used motor oil/filters, antifreeze, gasoline, vehicle and small household batteries, cleaners, paints, varnishes, solvents, other flammables, herbicides, pesticides, and compressed-gas cylinders (up to 5 gallons).
Unacceptable items include: ammunition/explosives, PCBs, medical waste (other than sharps and medications), electronic waste and radioactive materials. A complete list of acceptable items, transport tips and techniques, and maps to the events are available at the Recycling page.
There is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per vehicle. For more information on the events, call 530-889-6846 or email.
Daily in Western Placer County - The Western Placer Waste Management Authority Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility is open every day, year round from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on Athens Avenue, about 1.5 miles past the Thunder Valley Casino, just before Fiddyment Road. For more information please call 916-543-3960 or visit WPWMA.
The Auburn, Foresthill, and Meadow Vista Transfer Stations accept some materials such as: batteries, fluorescent light tubes, and electronic waste at no charge from Placer County residents. The Auburn Transfer Station also accepts sharps, lead-acid batteries, five-gallon compressed gas cylinders, latex paints, used motor oil and oil filters at no charge from Placer County residents, for more information and facility hours please call 530-885-3735 or visit the Recycling page.
City of Colfax - Colfax collects oil and oil filters at its yard on the corner of Rising Sun and Ben Taylor roads. The facility is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - Noon There is a limit of 5 gallons or 50 pounds. If you have questions, please call 530-346-2313.