Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste should NOT be disposed of in the trash or in the gutter. Hazardous waste disposed of in the trash poses a serious threat of injury to trash collectors and landfill operators. This kind of waste also creates environmental problems when disposed of improperly. For these reasons, disposal of hazardous waste is regulated and improper disposal is illegal. The penalties can be substantial.

Hazardous waste must be disposed of at designated locations and times. There are six household hazardous waste facilities in San Luis Obispo County. All household hazardous waste facilities accept up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste materials free of charge.

Chicago Grade Landfill
2290 Homestead Road, Templeton, CA | For more Information call: (805) 782-8530
Hours:  Saturday 11am-3pm
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Cold Canyon Landfill
2268 Carpenter Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo, CA | For more Information call: (805) 782-8530
Hours:  Friday and Saturday 11am – 3pm 
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Heritage Ranch Community Services District
4870 Heritage Road, Paso Robles, CA | For more Information call: (805) 782-8530
Hours:  Friday 12pm – 2pm
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Morro Bay Household Hazardous Waste Facility
160 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay, CA | For more Information call: (805) 782-8530
Hours: Saturday 11am – 3pm
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Nipomo Household Hazardous Waste Facility
509 Southland Street, Nipomo, CA | For more Information call: (805) 782-8530
Hours: Saturday 11am – 3pm
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Paso Robles Landfill
9000 CA Hwy. 46 East, Paso Robles, CA | For more Information call: (805) 238-2028
Hours: Saturday 11am – 3pm
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These facilities accept all household hazardous waste but can not accept radioactive, medical waste or explosives.  The IWMA has separate programs for proper disposal of batteries, CFLs, fluorescent tubes, mercury thermostatsmedicineneedles and sharps and paint. Empty containers may be discarded with your trash. For more information on proper disposal call (805) 782-8530 or click on the links above.

Business Hazardous Waste

If you are a conditionally exempt small business and generate less than 27 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous waste per calendar month, we can provide hazardous waste collection and disposal service for you. Learn more about hazardous waste management for businesses.

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