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Full-Service HHW Pickup

State and federal laws prohibit the disposal of HHW through the regular trash.

The City of Folsom provides residents with an innovative program that makes it easy to dispose of more difficult-to-handle nonrecyclable HHW.

The City of Folsom provides collection of difficult-to-handle household hazardous waste such as pesticides, corrosive cleaners and pool chemicals. We have included a list [identifying household hazardous waste] of the different types of waste accepted through this HHW appointment program.

More difficult-to-handle nonrecyclable HHW that can be collected through our program. These waste products like corrosive  or poisons items require more attention to safely setting out the waste.

The Using Alternative Products page provides information on how to find alternatives to household hazardous products.

If these Web pages do not answer your questions about which type of service to use to dispose of your waste, e-mail us or give us a call. To have your difficult-to-handle nonrecyclable HHW collected, use our online service appointment form or call our office.

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 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 355-8361 or 355-8350.


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