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Preparing For Household Hazard Waste Pickups

TERMS of SERVICE/INSTRUCTIONS

The City of Folsom picks up common Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) at your residence through individual appointments.  When making your appointment, please observe the following quantities and limitations:

Quantities - Please limit the quantities for each pick up to a combined total of: 5 gallons of antifreeze, 10 gallons of used motor oil, and 15 gallons of paint or paint related material.  In addition to these quantities, other types of HHW should not exceed a total of 15 gallons or 125 pounds plus 220 pounds of universal waste.

Limitations - ONLY material generated from Folsom residences may be picked up.  No material from outside the Folsom city limits will be accepted.

WE WILL NOT PICK UP EXCESSIVE QUANTITIES FROM ANY RESIDENCE.  AT OUR SOLE DISCRETION, ANY QUANTITIES EXCEEDING THE STATED LIMITS MAY BE LEFT BEHIND.  ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS CAN BE MADE, AS NECESSARY, FOR WASTE PICK UP WITHIN THE REQUIRED LIMITATIONS. 


 

HERE IS WHAT TO DO TO SCHEDULE A PICK UP


1)  Visit our HHW identification page to determine if what you have is HHW. Follow our instructions on how to safely package your waste. 

2)  Help us make your service as efficient as possible by collecting all of your hazardous waste for your appointment according to the quantities and limitations above.

3)  Schedule a
pickup online or by calling the Hazardous Materials Customer Service line at 355-8350.

4)  When on the reservation page, select your geographical region for Monday, Wednesday or Friday pick up (except for official City holidays).

5)  Remember, Door 2 Door HHW collection is available ONLY to City of Folsom residences.
 

Follow these instructions for safely putting out your HHW for pickup.

þ Place your items well up on your driveway and nowhere near the curb or sidewalk. 

þ Have your items out before 7:30 AM on the day of your pickup. 

þ Make sure that the containers are leak-proof and that rain cannot wash chemicals from your items. 

þ Make sure no pets or people can get into your waste. 

Completely empty containers can be recycled (with the lids off) in your Blue recycle toter. 


Some of the types of HHW that we accept include:

Aerosol Cans

Antifreeze

Fats, Oils & Greases (over 2 quarts, please see the FAQ section for more information.)

Fire Extinguishers

Fluorescent Lamps (including compact fluorescent, high pressure sodium and metal halide lamps. See below for how to put them out for us!)

Gasoline/Kerosene

Batteries (all types- 5 pound minimum if batteries are the only items being picked up. Please save up household batteries.)

Motor oil

Oil filters

Paint-related materials (oil & water based paint, deck stains, paint thinner, water repellent.)

Propane tanks

TVs and computer monitors (CRTs)

Consumer Electronics
(including VCRs, DVDs, Printers, Stereo Amplifiers, Microwaves and Computer CPUs)
Difficult To Handle Waste (corrosives, poisons, pool chemicals or cleaners)

WHAT ABOUT BUSINESSES OR NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS?

Only Universal Waste can be collected from these entities. 

Please call 355-8350 to arrange a non-residential pick up.  For more program guidelines visit the
non-residential page.


Instructions for safely preparing your HHW for pickup even if the containers are leaking.

Always ensure that your containers are leakproof. If you have a container that is leaking or looks like it may leak, then place the item in a Ziploc bag or in a plastic bucket.

When we pick up your waste, we will not return the containers that hold the waste. For example, if you leave out oil change kits, they will not be returned.

If you package your waste in containers that are not the original container of the waste (e.g., waste oil in a two-liter soda bottle), write a description of the contents on the container. If the contents of your waste are mixed, write the mixture on the container. For example, if you have some gasoline in your waste oil, write on the container "oil/gasoline" or "oil/antifreeze." In general, it is easier to recycle waste if it is not mixed.


An effective way to package used oil filters is to simply put them inside a sealed ziplock bag before placing them in a box to put on your driveway for pickup.
 
Here is a short video on how to put out your fluorescent lamps for recycling!

  

What if I break a CFL in my house? The US EPA has established new guidelines for cleaning up broken CFLs  http://www.epa.gov/cfl/cflcleanup-detailed.html

Instructions for safely preparing your HHW for pickup.

  • We require that you set out your waste in way the prevents kids or pets from getting into waste.
  • Please make sure that none of the waste can leak from container or mix.
  • If there's a chance that your waste item will leak from its container, please call City staff (355-8350) for assistance. We will help you to properly package the waste so that it does not leak when we collect it from your house.
    to properly package the waste so that it does not leak when we collect it from your house
  • Place your waste out by your garage door and nowhere near the street!

Prepare waste for pickup by simply ensuring that it is accessible to Hazmat staff. There is NO need to place it all together in boxes particularly IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE THAT CHEMICALS WILL LEAK AND MIX. If you consolidate your HHW in boxes, only place compatible chemicals near each other. See the images below for more information about preparing your waste for pickup.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU KEEP INCOMPATIBLE CHEMICALS FROM COMING INTO CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER. DO NOT PLACE LEAKING CONTAINERS NEXT TO EACH OTHER. DO NOT MIX CHEMICALS. MIXING CHEMICALS CAN CREATE SIGNIFICANT HAZARDS TO YOUR HEALTH AND PROPERTY.











































































Different chemical groups to keep separated.

Poisons
(pesticides and fungicides)

Acids

Bases
(caustics)

Flammables

Oxidizers
Click on the images below to learn more about labeling products that are in unmarked containers or about containing spilled chemicals.
If you are concerned that a spilled chemical may pose a hazard to your family or pets, give us a call for advice about the chemical. Call 355-8350.

www.folsomhazmat.com is funded in part through a grant from the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (Calrecycle): Zero Waste - You Make It Happen!
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