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Retail Dropoff for Household Hazardous Waste

Retail Drop Off for Household Hazardous Waste

California's Paint Stewardship Program Enlists Paint Retailers to Accept Paint

Since 2012, state law requires paint manufacturers to establish and pay for collection programs for recycling paint in California.  PaintCare is the stewardship organization that was set up by paint manufacturers to collect paint in California. 

PaintCare has established paint recycling sites at four retailers in Folsom:

American River Ace Hardware - 9500 Greenback Lane, Folsom

Kelly Moore - 435 Blue Ravine Rd, Folsom

Orchard Supply Hardware - 905 E. Bidwell St., Folsom

Sherwin-Williams - 306 E. Bidwell St., Folsom

Painting and construction contractors, these retailers can take your waste paint!  For more information visit PaintCare

Household Hazardous Wastes Banned From Disposal in the Trash

The following items are banned from being disposed in the trash:

Fluorescent Lamps

    Considered hazardous because these lamps contain mercury and when they are broken, mercury is released into the environment.  Mercury is toxic and damaging to human health and the environment.  Handle fluorescent tubes with care when storing and preparing them for pickup.  Each year Folsom residents properly recycle thousands of fluorescent lamps!




     Watch the video to see how to set out your lamps! 


    Household Batteries

      Over two hundred million pounds of household batteries are thrown away every year in the United States!

      In California, all types of batteries are considered hazardous waste and cannot go in the trash or recycling bin.

      In Fiscal Year 20014-2015, Folsom residents recycled 25,682 lbs. of dry cell batteries!!

      Folsom residents can have their batteries picked by making an appointment with our Door 2 Door HHW collection program.  Or you can drop off batteries at one of our participating retail locations listed in the table below.

       Battery Pickup Tips:

      Please save up your household batteries until you have 5 lbs. if they are the only items we are picking up.  We also take vehicle batteries!

      Home Generated Sharps 

      The City of Folsom has partnered with local fire stations and many local pharmacies to help you properly dispose of sharps.  See the list of participating locations in our Don't Let the Sharps Attack page.


      Retail Drop off Locations for Batteries, Lamps, Paint, Used Motor Oil and Oil Filters

      There are numerous drop-off sites at various retail locations in Folsom for household batteries, fluorescent lamps, oil and water based (latex) paint, used motor oil and filters.  This recycling project is a partnership between the retailers listed in the table below and the City of Folsom Hazardous Materials Division.

      To recycle batteries, look for the blue drums marked “Recycle Here".  They are the place to deposit single use (non rechargeable) alkaline batteries. Rechargeable batteries go in the kiosks and boxes marked “rechargeable batteries only.” If you have lamps contact store staff to recycle the lamps.  Also remember, that you can have your lamps and batteries picked up from your residence by making an appointment through our door 2 door collection.

       Retail Location Batteries Accepted   Container Location  Fluorescent Lamps Accepted Used Motor Oil Accepted Used Oil Filters Accepted Paint Accepted 

      Special Instructions       



      Entrance Yes  Yes See Store Staff


      Entrance Yes  See Store Staff



       Home Depot


      Front Exit Yes Check at Returns Desk 
      American River
      Ace Hardware


      Entrance Yes Yes See Store Staff
       City Hall


      Main Hallway  
       Folsom Main Library


      Front Desk


      Whole Foods


      Front Desk
       Best Buy


       Winco Foods


      Sherwin Williams 306 E. Bidwell St.

      Yes See Store Staff
      Kelly Moore 435 Blue Ravine Rd.

      Yes See Store Staff
      Auto Zone #5916 429 Blue Ravine Rd. Yes Yes See Store Staff
      Jiffy Lube 709 E. Bidwell St. Yes Yes See Store Staff
      O'Reilly #1497 1191 Riley St. Yes Yes See Store Staff
      SpeeDee Oil Change 6604 Folsom-Auburn Rd. Yes Yes See Store Staff


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