Commercial Hazardous Waste
HAZARDOUS WASTE DOES NOT BELONG IN ANY MILPITAS SANITATION CART OR BIN
Hazardous waste items like pesticides, fertilizers, pool & photo chemicals, paint/varnish, toxic cleaning products, smoke detectors, mercury-containing items (thermometers, CFLs/fluorescent lights, etc.), wood treated with a chemical preservative, unwanted medications, and sharps (needles, lancets, etc.) should never be thrown in the trash or recycling bin, flushed down the toilet, or dumped down the drain or storm sewer. Hazardous waste needs to be taken to a hazardous waste collection facility.
Properly disposing of hazardous waste can be costly and inconvenient. Businesses may not use the residential hazardous waste program. Fortunately, small business owners in Santa Clara County have a different cost-effective and environmentally sound option to meet their hazardous waste recycling and disposal needs.
If your business qualifies as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG), you have the opportunity to participate in the Santa Clara County CESQG Program. To see if your business qualifies for the CESQG Program and to learn how you can participate, click here. If you have any further questions on whether or not your business qualifies, please call (800) 207-8222.
If your business does not qualify for the CESQG Program, please refer to Santa Clara County’s Department of Environmental Health – Hazardous Materials Compliance Division for detailed information on how to properly handle your business’ hazardous waste.
HOW DO I DISPOSE OF E-WASTE?
E-waste is a popular name for electronic products at the end of their useful life. Some of these products can be reused, refurbished or recycled. If you do have e-waste, make sure to recycle it properly.
WHERE DO I RECYCLE E-WASTE?
Click here for a list of approved e-waste recyclers in Milpitas and other resources.