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What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Many products found in your home are potentially hazardous substances. They consist of chemical compounds and can poison, corrode, explode or ignite when handled improperly. These substances are considered household hazardous waste and can threaten human and environmental health. This is why it is illegal to dispose of household hazardous waste in the trash or down household and storm drains. So which products are considered household hazardous waste? The list below can help you determine what goes in the trash and what to take to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at 4797 Imhoff Place in Martinez.  Print and clip the list to keep it handy!  For more information, visit

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