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Redwood City , San Mateo County Partner for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Redwood City, CA -  August 8, 2007 - The City of Redwood City is hosting a San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event thisSaturday, August 11, 2007 from 8:30 am until noon, at the City’s Public Works Services parking lot, 1400 Broadway.

AN ADVANCE APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED TO DROP-OFF ACCEPTABLE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. Anyone interested in helping to reduce the danger and pollution from improper disposal of household hazardous waste is encouraged to visit or call the San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste hotline at (650) 363-4718 for information and to make an appointment for drop-off.

The average home uses and stores more than 60 hazardous products. Most household products like cleaners, paints, pesticides, and car products are safe if used and stored correctly. These same products can become dangerous when disposed of improperly. For example, if toxic household wastes are thrown into the trash, they can injure or harm trash collectors. If these wastes are dumped in the gutter or down the drain, they will contaminate water or disrupt the sewage treatment process.

To provide an easy and convenient way to properly dispose of these items, San Mateo County provides several Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events throughout the year, in various cities.

Making an appointment is easy, and it’s an opportunity to do the right thing and properly dispose of these items.

The collection event DOES ACCEPT:

Paint thinner Oil-based paints
Varnishes/stains Household cleaners
Aerosol spray cans Furniture/metal polishes
Pesticides/garden chemicals Pool chemicals
Photographic chemicals Art and hobby supplies

The collection event DOES NOT ACCEPT:

Explosives/ammunition Medical/Infectious wastes
Radioactive wastes Compressed gasses
(camping stove/bbq propane - ok)
Asbestos Tires
Appliances Electronic Waste
Business Waste Construction Waste

Properly and legally disposing of household hazardous waste material is very important to the health and well-being of our entire community. Call the San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste hotline at (650) 363-4718, or visit, for information and to make an appointment for drop-off. Also visit for a lot of information on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle for a better, cleaner future for everyone.

Additional collection events in Redwood City are scheduled for October 13th and December 8th.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting


Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager
(650) 780-7305


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