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Transporting HHW


Before transporting waste to a facility or event, please use this checklist to make sure you have done the following:

  •  Use up all hazardous waste when possible.

  •  Buy the right amount of product to reduce leftover hazardous waste. Look for alternative products that don't contain hazardous ingredients.

  • Offer good, usable products to neighbors, family, or organizations.

  • Remove all valuables from trunk, as well as, all other items that can be mistaken as hazardous and universal waste discards. Note: The program is not responsible for lost or missing items from your vehicle

  • Limit total chemical load to less than 15 gallons or 125 pounds for transportation. (California State Law maximum transportation limitation.)

  • Secure leaky containers and loose loads. If they are leaky, place them in a secondary container or material that will not allow the leak to spread. Place securely in the vehicle for safe transportation.

  • Mark containers to identify contents or keep in original container. The contents of the container must be the same as stated on the label. If not, cover up the label and write the name of its contents. Containers with flammable liquid will not be returned (gas cans).

  • Transport waste in a box placed in the trunk of your car or in the bed of your pickup truck and secure to prevent movement and breakage. (Keep items away from passengers.)

  • Follow directions once you reach the event site. You will be asked to turn off your motor and stay in your vehicle. The site staff will unload the material from your vehicle.

**Please note: It is illegal to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of HHW per trip.