Milpitas and the County of Santa Clara operate periodic household hazardous waste drop-off points. In addition to the recyclable wastes, the mobile household hazardous waste program accepts all types of hazardous wastes, such as oil-based paints and pool and garden chemicals. There is no charge for the use of this program and it is easy to use. To schedule a time to drop off your waste at one of these programs, call the Santa Clara County Household hazardous waste appointment line at 408-299-7300.
There are over 75 retail locations throughout the County that accept used motor oil for free. For the nearest waste oil recycling location, call the Santa Clara County Recycling Hot Line at 800-533-8414.
For additional information on the household hazardous waste program, please contact the Milpitas Fire Department at 408-586-3365 or the Santa Clara County's household hazardous waste program at 408-299-7300 of the City of Milpitas Solid Waste Administration at 408-586-2677.