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When disposed of in the trash or poured down a sink or storm drain, the toxic chemical components in products like paint, turpentine, acid or lye-based cleaners, household and car batteries, pesticides, and herbicides will damage the environment by ending up in Clear Lake or other waterways endangering the health of all - children, wildlife, pets, and the environment.

Household hazardous waste is collected from Lake County residents the third Friday and Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at rotating ends of the lake for convenience to all residents in Lake County.

Most items are accepted free. Businesses must make an appointment by calling 468-9710 and a small fee will apply. Dates, locations, and times are available on the schedule page.

  • State law prohibits delivery of more than 15 gallons per vehicle.
  • Propane tanks (any compressed cylinders), maximum 5 gallons.
  • Be prepared to show identification as a Lake County resident

Hazardous materials that can be dropped-off at the HazMobile include:

  • batteries (automotive and household)
  • paints (non-latex or water based)
  • solvents
  • gasoline
  • pesticides and herbicides
  • pool chemicals
  • acids
  • corrosives
  • hearing aids
  • artists supplies
  • antifreeze
  • toxic cleaners
  • fluorescent light tubes and CFLs
  • propane tanks 5 gallons and smaller (any compressed gas cylinders)
  • prescription medicines
  • mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • bleaches and dyes
  • photography chemicals
  • oil / oil filters
  • printer cartridges
  • cell phones

Not Accepted at HazMobile:

  • copy machines
  • large in-line printers
  • explosives
  • ammunition
  • compressed gas cylinders larger than 5 gallons
  • medical waste
  • radio active materials

Televisions and computer monitors are accepted at no charge at Lake County Waste Solutions and Southlake Refuse & Recycling.

The Lake County Public Services Department contracts with the Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority to provide HazMobile services to Lake County residents. Visit their website at for more information.

Paint is also available on a first-come, first-served basis at HazMobile events, as well as Lake County Waste Solutions in Lakeport.

To view and download the schedule, go to the schedule page. Questions? Call 263-1980 for more information.

New programs at our landfill and transfer station recycling centers:

Paint Care

Drop off up to 15 gallons of latex and water based paints for FREE! During regular business hours.


Drop off your Sharps in an appropriate container for FREE! During regular business hours.

Public Services Department | 333 Second Street, Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-1980 | Email Us