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Many household chemicals used to paint, clean, and maintain our homes, gardens and yards can be toxic if they're used or disposed of improperly. Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are typically categorized as flammable, corrosive, toxic or reactive. These include but are not limited to:
Leftover HHW should never be thrown in the trash or recycling bin, flushed down the toilet, or dumped down the drain or storm sewer. A few reasons why HHW should always be properly recycled include, but are not limited to:
Santa Clara County Hazardous Waste Program provides Saturday drop-off centers for medicines, cleaning chemicals, and batteries, etc. There is no charge for Milpitas residents to use this service. To participate, make an appointment online or over the phone: