North Area Recovery Station Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Disposal Facility


Household Hazardous Waste drop-off area at the North Area Recovery StationSacramento County residents can bring Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), such as acids, automotive fluids, household and auto batteries, cooking oil, fluorescent lamps and tubes, gasoline and other flammable materials, home generated needles and syringes, household cleaners, paints, solvents and other universal waste to the North Area Recovery Station free of charge.

Location:   4450 Roseville Road (Roseville Rd. map)
Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Phone: For more information, contact Customer Service at 916-875-5555

Businesses: See this page for more information.

Procedures for packaging and transporting HHW to facility 

  1. Keep products in their original containers. Do not mix products. Make sure lids are tightly sealed. Label materials that are not in their original containers. 
  2. Place leaking containers in a larger, plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. 
  3. Secure products upright in cardboard box so that they do not tip over in transport. 
  4. Transport products in the back of a pickup truck or in a car trunk. Ensure adequate ventilation if transported in car passenger compartment.
  5. Keep flammables out of direct sunlight and away from sources of heat, spark, flame, or ignition.  Do not smoke.

How to Purchase the Right Amount of Paint

Californians generate millions of gallons of leftover paint each year. To avoid buying too much paint for your next project, use an online paint calculator from paint manufacturers or retailers such as Valspar, Lowe's, Benjamin Moore or Home Depot.

Acceptable & Unacceptable Materials at the NARS HHW Facility

Acceptable Materials

There is a 15-gallon or 125 lbs. limit on the below acceptable items, with the exception of car batteries.

Unacceptable Materials

  • Acids
  • Brake/transmission fluid and antifreeze
  • Car batteries (2 maximum)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gasoline and other flammables
  • Household batteries
  • Home generated needles & syringes (in sealed hard plastic or metal containers)
  • Household cleaners
  • Kerosene
  • Mercury thermometers and switches 
  • Other types of household hazardous waste are also accepted
  • Paint (oil-based or latex)
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Solvents
  • Small aerosol cans 
  • Pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter drugs
  • Pool chemicals and poisons
  • Propane tanks (barbecue style, limit 2, maximum 7-gallons)
  • Used motor oil and filters