Humboldt Sanitation Accepts Only A Specific List Of Hazardous Waste Items

Questions on items not specifically listed on our accepted items list below, should be directed to the Humboldt Waste Management Authority’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

(Behind Harbor Lanes on Broadway)
1059 W. Hawthorne St.
Eureka, CA 95501

Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Open  Monday - Saturday
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM closed from 12:00-1:00 PM
Phone: 441-2005 or 268-8690


Hazardous Waste Items That We Do Accept

  • Used motor oil / Anti-freeze: Residential drop off only ($1.00 per gallon with a 5 gallon maximum at any given time)
  • Sharps / Needles: May be dropped off at no charge but must be contained in an authorized sealed sharps container (available in our office or at any local pharmacy)
  • Batteries: Household batteries (No charge), Car batteries (Charge $1.00 per battery)
  • Electronic / E-waste: TV’s, computers, laptops, dvd players, microwaves, cell phones, printers, etc.

Hazardous Waste Items NOT Accepted by Humboldt Sanitation

  • Treated Wood Waste - any wood treated with chemical preservatives
  • Automotive products: gasoline, polish, & waxes
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL)
  • Mercury containing devices: thermometers and thermostats
  • Paint products: oil-based, latex, & spray paints, caulk, wood preservative, & wood stain
  • Garden chemicals: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, & insecticides
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Household chemicals: toilet bowl cleaner, shower/tile cleaner, carpet cleaner, rust remover & more
  • Many other items found in basements, under kitchen sinks & dark garage corners