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 & 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

November 16, 2019

December 21, 2019

January 18, 2020

February 15, 2020

March 21, 2020

April 18, 2020

May 16, 2020

June 20, 2020

July 18, 2020

August 15, 2020

September 19, 2020

October 17, 2020

November 21, 2020

December 19, 2020

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