Hazardous Waste

Keep Families & the Community Safe!

Many household products contain chemicals that can harm your family and our water and soil when not disposed of properly. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are products with labels that state Toxic, Flammable, Poison, Danger, Warning, or Caution and other items that contain toxic chemicals such as used batteries, paint, or fluorescent bulbs.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) CANNOT go in the trash or recycling bins, but they are accepted for free from residential customers at the HHW Collection Facility in Salinas.

Sun Street HHW Collection Facility
139 Sun Street
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-5520

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm
No business service on Mondays, only residential

The HHW facility is closed on Sundays and the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

For more information on acceptable items, view the HHW brochure.

Learn How to Properly Dispose:

Household hazardous waste products

Large Load & Bulky Item Options

Do you need to dispose of a large load or bulky item? Large loads may include yard / landscape waste and small quantities of home construction debris. Bulky items are those too large for the curbside bins such as home furnishings, TVs, mattresses and box springs, carpet, and appliances.

While large loads and bulky items are not collected through regular curbside or apartment recycling programs, they can still be recycled or even donated for reuse.

To dispose of bulky items you have several options:

  1. Free Pick-up (single family homes only): Contact Republic Services of Salinas for acceptable items and other requirements, such as how and when to set on curb. One bulk waste collection per year is included as part of your curbside collection service. Additional bulky item pick-up services incur a fee.
    Call: (831) 775-3840
    Bulk Waste Residential
    Bulk Waste Business
  2. Annual Cleanup Events: The City of Salinas offers residents free, annual cleanup and recycling events when you may drop off items at a location near your home. For specific dates, times, and locations, watch for announcements in the newspaper or mail or view the Upcoming Recycling Events calendar.
  3. Self-Haul: You can drop off bulky items at any of the Salinas Valley Recycles facilities. Fees may apply depending on the item; Please check the fee schedule to see what items may require a disposal fee.
  4. Debris Boxes: Republic Services of Salinas offers dumpster and container rentals for the collection and disposal of large quantities of bulk items. Rent a debris box to collect materials for a cleanup project or remodel construction.
    Call: (831) 775-3840
  5. Donate or Sell: If any items are in good, reusable condition, please consider a donation to a local reuse business or charitable organization. Why pay to dispose of something when someone else might be willing to pay you for it? Visit the Reuse Guide to learn more.

Neighborhood & Household Cleanups

Neighborhood cleanup events calendar / Calendario de eventos de limpieza de los vecindarios

Community Neighborhood & Household Cleanup Events

Free cleanup events take place throughout the year. Residents may clean out their homes and yards of household trash, yard waste, wood waste, metal appliances, clothing, furniture, mattresses/box springs, plastics, cardboard, and electronic waste and drop off at designated locations.

Salinas Neighborhood Services staff, in collaboration with City Councilmembers and Mayor, will be hosting Neighborhood & Household Cleanup events near you.

Community Cleanup Event Notices and Calendar

Illegal Dumping and Cleanup

Were you aware that illegal dumping is an ongoing problem in our city and county? It is unsightly, expensive to cleanup, and a hazard to human health and the environment.

Please report Salinas Spills / Dumping: Call 758-7233. State the location of the spill/dumping (street intersection/street address), the time, any information that can help the City find the source and alert the offender of the prohibition.

You may also report littering from motor vehicles at Keep Monterey County Clean.

Thank you for helping to keep Salinas clean and healthy!