Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?

Many common household products are hazardous. When these products are discarded, they become “household hazardous waste," or "HHW." HHW is any product labeled toxic, poison, danger, warning, caution, corrosive, flammable, combustible, or irritant.   If these products are handled or disposed of incorrectly, they can pose a threat to human health, animals and the environment.

In California, it is illegal to dispose of HHW in the trash, down the drain (toilets, sinks, etc.), in the recycling, or by abandonment. It is also illegal to dump HHW on the ground or pour it down the storm drains.  HHW can seep into the ground water, waterways, and oceans.  This causes contamination of our drinking water, beach closures, and poses health hazards to swimmers. HHW needs to be disposed of through a HHW Collection Facility.

For additional information, you can call (800) CLEANUP, (800) OILY-CAT or contact our Sewer and Trash Customer Service Representative at (909) 625-9472.

How to Properly Dispose of Toxic Waste in San Bernardino County

HHW Collection Centers

Call 909-382-5401 or 1-800-OILY-CAT (645-9228) to verify operating hours prior to visiting a collection center. Visit the  San Bernardino County Fire Household Hazardous Waste Division website for more information and a list of items HHW collection facilities will accept.

HHW (with the exception of used tires) may be taken to the following collection centers free of charge (limit 15 gallons or 125 lbs. per trip).

City of Upland

Upland City Yard
1370 N. Benson
Upland, CA 91786
Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Also accepts e-waste & sharps

Visit the City of Upland HHW webpage for additional facility information.

City of Ontario

HHW Collection Center
1430 South Cucamonga Avenue
Ontario, CA 91761
Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Also accepts e-waste & sharps

Visit the City of Ontario HHW webpage for additional facility information.

City of Chino

Public Works Services Center
5050 Schaefer Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
2nd & 4th Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Also accepts e-waste. No sharps.

Visit the City of Chino HHW webpage for additional facility information.

 

You may also take your used oil and used oil filters only to one of the following Certified Used-Oil Collection Centers (call for times and quantity limits):

Firestone Tire & Service Centers

9201 Central Avenue
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 624-9939

O'Reilly Auto Parts

5615 Holt Boulevard
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 391-1492

Pep Boys #730

5150 Arrow Highway
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 626-0717

O'Reilly Auto Parts #1346

4020 Holt Boulevard
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 625-8464

AutoZone

5183 Holt Boulevard
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 625-2404

Accurate Automotive

5430 Brooks Street
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 621-6845

 

Used tires off the rim may be taken to the following collection centers:

Mid Valley Landfill

2390 Alder Avenue
Rialto, CA 92377
(909) 386-8701

Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday,  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

View the County's website for current disposal fees and limitations.

Ecology Control Industries, Inc.

10680 Silicon Avenue
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 625-6645

They will pick-up at your location.  Call for additional information and charges.

Cordova's Tire Shop

3934 Mission Boulevard
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 623-3204

Price varies depending on the size of the tires.  Call for additional information and pricing.

Examples of HHW items:

Automotive

  • Anti-freeze
  • Engine cleaner
  • Auto paint and primer
  • Motor oil and filters
  • Gasoline and diesel fuel
  • Transmission fluid
  • Auto batteries
  • Windshield washer solution
  • Car wax
  • Kerosene
  • Used tires

In the Home

  • Abrasive cleaners
  • Ammonia base cleaners
  • Furniture polish
  • Floor care products
  • Tub, tile, and toilet bowl cleaners
  • Alcohol-based lotions
  • Aerosol cleaners
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Expired medications
  • Window cleaner
  • Oven cleaner
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Hair relaxers and permanents
  • Hair dyes

Lawn/Garden Care and Pest Control

  • Fertilizer
  • Weed killer
  • Roach and ant killers
  • Pesticide/insecticide
  • Rodent killers
  • Snail and slug bait
  • Flea collars, sprays, and bombs

Paint

  • Latex and water based paint
  • Turpentine
  • Paint thinner
  • oil-based paint
  • Rust remover
  • Varnish

Pool and Hobby Products

  • Artist and model paint
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Solvent based glue
  • Pool chemicals
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