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Reuse Room

COVID-19 Change in service: In accordance with the directive released by Sacramento County Public Health Department, the Reuse Room will reopen with modifications:

  • Limited days and hours as follows: Monday, Tuesday 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Residents will be required to wear a face mask prior to being admitted to the Reuse Room
  • Residents must bring their own bag
  • Maximum of three (3) residents inside the reuse room at the same time
  • Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant will be available outside the Reuse Room for residents to sanitize before entering and when exiting
  • Using the reuse room area will be at your own risk and the City requests that you ensure six feet of separation from others during use

Email or call (916) 627-3232

Hours and Location

Reuse Room *Temporary Hours

9255 Disposal Lane
Elk Grove, California 95624

Hours of Operation

Monday and Tuesday
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Phone: (916) 627-3232

Do you need half a bottle of degreaser for one-time use? 
Maybe a few pints or a half-gallon of paint to refurbish a table? 
How about a half a bag of plant fertilizer for that one corner of the yard?

Don't waste money on full-size products at the store when you only need a little! Instead of buying bulky new products, Elk Grove residents can come to the Special Waste Collection Center’s Reuse Room and find a wide variety of new or partially used products. When we collect products that are in good condition and reusable, our technicians will place them in the Reuse Room where Elk Grove residents can take them home free of charge (up to 10 items per month per household). 

Typical Household Items available for reuse may include:

  • Paint and wood stain
  • Cleaners
  • Solvents
  • Home Improvement (grout, sealant, etc.)
  • Lawn and Garden Care
  • Pool Supplies
  • Wood Working Supplies

How the Reuse Room Works

Watch how to use the Reuse Room

  • Shop for your products (Limited to 10 items per calendar month)
  • Place your products in a box, bag, or other container (we can't guarantee the availability of containers so feel free to bring your own)
  • Complete the check-out form and sign the electronic waiver
    *If required present your proof of residency (driver's license, state ID, utility bill)
  • Safely transport your products home


  • No more than 10 items per calendar month per household
  • Available to Elk Grove Residents only (must show proof of residency upon request)
  • Items cannot be held or reserved
  • Items are available on a first come, first serve basis
  • Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • For safety purposes, all customers entering the Reuse Room must be wearing shoes and a shirt.
  • Do not open containers or spray aerosols in the room.
  • Items cannot be resold.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

How much paint do I need?

Paint estimator:

  • Multiply the length of each wall times its width to find the area. 
    • Example: 10' x 15' = 150 square feet
  • Divide that number by 350 (the estimated square feet covered per gallon) to figure out how many gallons of paint you need.
    • Example: 150 ÷ 350 = 0.43 gallons (approx. - 1/2 gallon of paint).

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