Household Hazardous Waste
Most homes are filled with a variety of hazardous waste! Many commonly used products such as
cleaners, glues, soaps, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals are toxic or hazardous. It is important to our
health and environment that they are disposed of properly and carefully. Oftentimes, these products
are illegally dumped into our storm drains which can effect Modesto's drinking water. Please, be sure to dispose of your
Another form of hazardous waste is e-waste. The "e"
stands for electronics and includes computers, TVs, radios, VCRs, DVD players, microwave ovens, cell
phones, fax machines, printers, copy machines and more. NONE of these items can go into the trash, they
MUST be recycled.
Modesto residents can dispose of many different household hazardous waste and e-waste products at the
City-County Household Hazardous Waste Facility for FREE!
The facility is located at 1710 Morgan Road,
525-6789. Hours of operation are Friday and Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., except major holiday weekends.
Call for more details.
For more information, you can also visit the
Stanislaus County Household Hazardous Waste Program site.
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Proper Disposal Methods
Household hazardous waste is toxic or otherwise dangerous waste that may not be put in your regular
garbage can. It must be handled very carefully. However, most empty containers such as paint cans with
dried paint, empty aerosol cans, or cleansers, may be tossed into your regular garbage cans. E-waste is
electronic waste that cannot be thrown into the garbage. The following chart lists many of the common
products that are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.
|| TVs, VCRs, DVD Players
||Batteries (all kinds)
||Fax & Copy Machines
||Roof Tar & Cement
||Pool & Spa Chemicals
||Charcoal Lighter Fluid
||Fluorescent Tubes & Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL's)
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