Household Hazardous Waste

The JSR Landfill hosts Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events to allow San Benito County residents to lawfully dispose of household hazardous waste that is not accepted by the landfill. There is no charge for dropping off HHW during a collection event.

HHW items are any unused or leftover portions of products containing toxic chemicals. These products are often labeled with warnings of poison, danger, caution, warning, or other precautionary statements. Any hazardous waste that you use in your home, yard, or garage, including automotive fluids (oil, gas, etc.), can be brought to HHW collection events.

These events are sponsored by the County of San Benito Integrated Waste Management Regional Agency, to serve the cities of Hollister, San Juan Bautista, and the unincorporated areas of San Benito County.

For additional information on collection programs, call the San Benito County Integrated Waste Management Regional Agency at (831) 636-4170.

HHW Drop-Off Event Info & 2017 Dates

  • Third Saturday of every month
  • 9am – 12pm (noon)
  • Maximum 15 gallons or 125 pounds per load
  • Residents only (not businesses); proof of residency required

January 21, 2017
February 18, 2017
March 18, 2017
April 15, 2017
May 20, 2017
June 17, 2017

July 15, 2017
August 19, 2017
September 16, 2017
October 21, 2017
November 18, 2017
December 16, 2017

HHW Materials Accepted

  • Paint (all kinds)
  • Paint Thinner
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Glues & Adhesives
  • Solvents
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Motor Oil & Filters
  • Gasoline
  • Auto Wash & Polishes
  • Auto Batteries
  • Engine Cleaners
  • Brake Fluid
  • Antifreeze
  • Ammonia-based Cleaners
  • Bleach-based Cleaners
  • Aerosol Sprays
  • Polishes
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Nail Polish & Remover
  • Medication & Syringes*
  • No Explosives
  • No Ammunition
  • No Radioactive Waste
  • No Biological Waste*

*Syringes and lancets are accepted only in an approved sharps container available for free to San Benito County residents.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday 9am – 3pm
Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Payment Types Accepted: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Charge accounts available 9am – 3pm