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Door-to-Door Household Hazardous Waste Program for Cupertino

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Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW), such as paint, pool chemicals, pesticides and household cleaning solvents, are not accepted in any landfill. These materials should NOT be placed in the trash, recycling or compost or poured down the drain. There is, however, a convenient way to dispose of these and other common household wastes in Cupertino through our partnership with the Waste Management At-Your-Door Collection Program (WM). 

How it works

Residents call Waste Management at 800.449.7587 and schedule an appointment.  A collection kit containing a 14-gallon plastic bag, tip tie, and instructions will then be mailed out in advance of the collection date.  The bag is then loaded with the waste, sealed with the zip tie, and placed on the front porch by 7 a.m. on the morning of the collection appointment.  Waste Management collection staff will then collect and safely dispose of the material. This program is available to all residents of Cupertino.

Please Note: If the WM At Your Door Services Program does not accept specific items, please contact the Environmental Programs Division for disposal options at (408) 777-3354 or environmental@cupertino.org
Not Accepted: Pharmaceuticals. Visit our Medication Drop-Off Page for other drop-off locations. 
 
Other Special Recycling
 
Household items such as paint, electronics, medications, batteries, fluorescent lights, and cooking oil contain toxic materials and need to be collected for special recycling. Visit the following pages for more information on recycling of these items:
 
Electronic and Universal Waste
Hazardous wastes, such as paint, pool chemicals, pesticides and household cleaning solvents, are not accepted in any landfill. These materials should NOT be placed in the trash, recycling or compost or poured down the drain.
Hazardous wastes, such as paint, pool chemicals, pesticides and household cleaning solvents, are not accepted in any landfill. These materials should NOT be placed in the trash, recycling or compost or poured down the drain.