1. BRING PROOF:
Residents of Marin County (except Novato) can drop-off – free of charge – accepted household hazardous wastes. The household that generated the waste must be present at the moment of the drop-off and must show one of the following forms of ID:
- A valid government-issued photo ID such as a passport or drivers license
- A recent tax document
- A utility bill
2. PACKAGE IT:
Materials must be packaged in sturdy, non-leaking containers no larger than 5 gallons or 50 pounds in size. Electronic waste such as TVs or computer monitors is excluded from the weight limit.
3. PROTECT IT:
please be sure to place containers in boxes lined with newspaper or other materials to minimize the chances of spills.
4. DO NOT MIX:
Different wastes together.
5. LABEL IT:
Make sure all containers are labeled with their contents.
6. WEIGH IT:
State of California regulations limits the amount of hazardous waste transported at one time to 15 gallons liquid or combined liquid/dry weight of 125 lbs ((liquid weighs 8.5 lbs. per gallon). The exception is latex paint and motor oil, which can be a total of 20 gallons all together.
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