Acceptable/Unacceptable Items

Acceptable Items

Note: The following is a list of typical hazardous waste items. Not all HHW is listed below; other items may be accepted at our facility. If you have a question about a specific item, please contact us at the HHW InfoLine: (916) 627-3232.


  • Pesticides & Garden Products
    • Chemical Fertilizer
    • Flea Collars & Bombs
    • Fungicide
    • Herbicide & Weed Killer
    • Insecticide & Ant Killers
    • Snail & Slug Poisons
  • Pool & Hobby Products
    • Artist & Model Paints
    • Firearm Cleaning Solvents
    • Photographic Chemicals
    • Pool Chemicals
    • Disinfectants & pH Balancing Chemicals
    • Solvent-Based Glue
    • Propane cylinders (5 gal. or less)
    • Road Flares
    • Smoke Alarms
    • Light Ballasts



*The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency prohibits household hazardous waste collection facilities from accepting any controlled substances so all prescription medications must be taken to an alternative drop off site.  See for the location nearest you.
**Non friable asbestos must be wet-down to prevent dusting. Double-bag asbestos waste into 6 mil (or greater) plastic bags. Seal individual bags with duct tape. Label each double bag boldly with “Asbestos Containing Material” Each bag may not weigh more than 50 pounds. The maximum amount that can be transported at one time is 125 pounds.


  • Automotive Products
    • Anti-freeze
    • Auto & Motorcycle Batteries
    • Auto Paint and Primer
    • Car Wax
    • Engine Cleaner & Degreaser
    • Gasoline & Diesel Fuel
    • Kerosene
    • Motor Oil
    • Transmission Fluid
  • Paint Products
    • Enamel & Oil-based Paint
    • Furniture Stripper
    • Latex & Water-based Paint
    • Paint Stripper & Paint Thinner
    • Rust Paint
    • Varnish
    • Wood Preservative

Universal Waste          

  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • LED Bulbs
  • Mercury-containing Devices
  • Electronic Devices:                
    • Cell Phones*
    • CRT's and Rear Projection Televisions
    • Copiers & Fax Machines
    • Computers* and Laptops*
    • Computer Monitors
    • LCD & Plasma Televisions
    • Tablets
    • Telephones
    • Radios & Stereos
    • Printers
    • VCR/DVD Players

    *E-waste Disclosure: the City of Elk Grove does not guarantee the protection of sensitive personal data left on electronic devices that are turned in for recycling. When bringing electronic waste for disposal, please consider factory resetting and/or wiping your devices clear of any personal or sensitive information before dropping them off.

Unacceptable Items

Items not accepted at the SWCC Facility:

  • Mattresses
  • Non-hazardous waste items
  • Explosives waste (ammunition, picric acid, marine flares and fireworks)
  • Infectious Medical Waste
  • Large Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Radioactive Wastes
  • Treated Wood Waste

City of Elk Grove Special Waste Collection Center (SWCC)
9255 Disposal Lane | Elk Grove, California 95624 | Phone: (916) 627-3232

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