Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility

Since 1986, MRWMD has offered the local communities a convenient and safe collection program for household hazardous waste.

Annually, the District receives approximately one million pounds of HHW and electronic waste from local residents and small businesses. Of this amount, 60% of the material, such as paint and household products are made available for (free) reuse at the Last Chance Mercantile and items like electronics, batteries, and fluorescent bulbs are sent to recycling facilities for processing.

It’s The Law!

It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste in the trash, storm drains, or sewer. Hazardous and other prohibited materials, as defined under California law and regulations, may not be disposed at the Monterey Peninsula Landfill or the Materials Recovery Facility. Accepted materials can be received at the MRWMD Household Hazardous Waste Facility, from residents and small businesses (CESQGs) from within the District’s service area.*Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes waste – chemical and solid – generated incidental to maintaining a residence, small business, vehicle and yard. It carries labels which indicate that it is harmful to humans, animals and/or the environment.


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HHW Program Manager
Glen Evett

Facility Staff

Facility Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.