In California, it is illegal to dispose of household hazardous waste in the garbage, down the drain, or by abandonment. Household hazardous waste needs to be disposed of through a Household Hazardous Waste Program.
Improper and illegal disposal can contaminate our drinking water, impede wastewater treatment plants, pollute local waterways and endanger workers. It can also lead to penalties and fines.
Upper Valley Disposal & Recycling cannot accept any HHW in the garbage or recycling containers, however, Napa County runs a permanent facility for residents and businesses to properly dispose of these materials. There are also several drop-off events through out the year that are on the event calendar.
Hazardous waste is waste with properties that make it potentially dangerous or harmful to human health, animals and the environment when disposed of improperly. Hazardous waste can be liquids, solids, or contained gases.
According to the EPA, hazardous waste has the following characteristics:
Many of the common household products like batteries, cleaners, paints and fertilizers we use every day are considered household hazardous waste.
Napa County operates the permanent HHW facility.
It is located at 889-A Devlin Road, off Highway 29 in south Napa.
You can safely and legally dispose of your unusable hazardous products at this facility. The facility accepts all types of household hazardous waste except radioactive materials, explosives and ammunition.
For more information, visit the Napa County Household Hazardous Wastes website. Please note, you will be leaving the UVDS website.
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