Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

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State law prohibits many common household items like paint, batteries, electronics and sharps from being placed in your bin. Keeping these items out of your bin helps protect the environment and the people collecting and sorting your waste, and allows our sorters to focus on recovering more recyclables. These items can still be easily disposed or recycled – find an option that works for you!

Eligible for free drop-off

Monday – Saturday, 8am – 4pm at the Eastern Regional MRF

Computers and laptops



Mercury containing items (like fluorescent bulbs)

Sharps and Lancets

Eligible for free drop-off with appointment

Available the third Saturday all year long and every Friday, May – September
Business drop-off day is on third Friday of each month, fees apply

Used Oil Filters

Used Motor Oil





Call (530) 583-7800 to schedule an appointment. Visit for more information on acceptable items.

Eligible for free pickup

Available on regular garbage pickup day

Batteries (Household)

Place in plastic bag on top of can or enclosure.

Drop-Off Location

Eastern Regional Materials Recovery Facility

900 Cabin Creek Road, off Highway 89
Truckee, CA

Safe Hauling Requirements:

  • Keep products in their original sealed containers, if possible.
  • Label materials and sort products by type.
  • Place leaking containers in tightly sealed, labeled plastic containers.
  • Pack containers upright in cardboard or plastic containers.
  • Secure in your car truck or truck bed.
  • Maximum 15 gal. or 125 lbs.