Household Hazardous Waste

Where Can I Take Household Hazardous Waste & Universal Waste?

City of Chino Public Works Service Center
5050 Schaefer Avenue
Chino, California
2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Accepts: Household Hazardous Waste, Universal Waste, and Electronic Waste (e-waste) 

In December, the schedule may be affected due to holiday closures.  Please call to verify the schedule for the 4th Saturday of December. The Service Center can be reached directly at (909) 334-3472.

San Bernardino County residents may take their Household Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste to any San Bernardino County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any material discarded from homes which may threaten human health or the environment when disposed of improperly. Please review the list of items below that are considered Household Hazardous Waste and that CANNOT be disposed of in your trash, recycle, or green waste bins.

Examples of Household Hazardous Waste Items

  • Aerosol Cans (Empty)
  • Antifreeze
  • Car Batteries
  • Cleaners
  • Cooking Oil

  • Fertilizers
  • Fuel
  • Herbicides
  • Hobby Supplies
  • Microwave Ovens

  • Motor Oil
  • Oil Filters
  • Paints/Solvents/Varnish
  • Pesticides
  • Polishes

  • Pool and Spa Chemicals
  • Propane
  • Waxes
  • Wood Preservatives

What is Universal Waste?

Universal waste items, such as batteries, light bulbs, and lighting ballasts can contain chemicals and materials that cannot be thrown in with your regular trash. Universal waste should be handled through specialized waste solutions to help ensure harmful chemicals do not end up in landfills.

Examples of Universal Waste

  • Batteries
  • Cathode Ray Tube      (CRT) materials
  • Flourescent Bulbs and Lamps

  • Kids Light-Up Shoes
  • Mercury Thermostats
  • Mercury Thermometers

  • Musical Greeting Cards
  • Non-empty Aerosol Cans


For more information on Household Hazardous Waste or Universal Waste, please call 909-364-2633 or email CHRecycles@chinohills.org. Additional resources can be found by visiting the San Bernardino County Stormwater website or EARTH’s 911 website.