Green Tip #20: Household Hazardous Waste

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Green Tip #20: Household hazardous waste poses its own unique disposal issues. Hazardous waste must never be put in any of the Recology bins. If you’re uncertain what is considered hazardous waste click this link: What is Hazardous Waste 


Hazardous waste can be disposed of by 3 methods: 1) Central Disposal at 500 Meacham Rd, Petaluma (Thur, Fri, Sat 7:30am – 2:30pm)


2) Hazardous Waste Event – click this link for event times and places: Hazardous Waste Drop Off Events

3) Rover pick up ($50 – call 707-795-2025).


***NOTE:*** As of December 2020, treated lumber (usually red or green color with patterned indents) is considered a Class I hazardous waste which means it cannot go in landfills or be disposed of at Central Disposal or any other local hazardous waste pickup location. In fact, treated lumber should not even be stored on your property. Recology does not currently have a solution to this dilemma, but they emphasize that treated lumber must never be put in the compost or trash (grey) bins. As I hear updates on this, I will post them.