Pollution Prevention

What to Do

  • Use the least-toxic product you can get.
  • Buy only what you need. Long-term storage of toxic chemicals can be dangerous.
  • Store chemicals in safe places away from children, pets and fire sources.
  • Recycle products when you can.

What Not to Do

  • Don’t buy toxic products if you won’t use them.
  • Don’t put toxins in the trash, down the drain, or in the gutter.
  • Don’t mix products. Never mix bleach with cleaners because toxic gases could result.
  • Don’t wait. Call now to make an appointment to dispose of your toxic wastes at your nearest collection center.

Recycling Locations


Latex Paint
Pride Paint
911 South Railroad
(650) 347-2163

Household Batteries
City Hall Atrium (near pay phone)
330 W. 20th Ave.
(650) 522-7300