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.
These items end 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 234-6400 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.
- Electronics and used oil are accepted at no charge at Lake County Waste Solutions and Southlake Refuse & Recycling.
Hazardous materials that can be dropped-off at the HazMobile include:
Not Accepted at HazMobile:
- propane tanks over 5 gallons
- compressed gas cylinders
- 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 www.mendorecycle.org 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.
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