What Goes Where?
Find out how to properly dispose of your items by viewing the tabs below. You can also view or download the printable sorting guides. If you’re unable to find what you’re looking for, please reach out!
- HAZARDOUS & ELECTRONIC WASTE
Please do not place recyclable materials in plastic bags, as the recycling facility is unable to process those materials. Paper bags are acceptable.
Few things, once they are used, are actually trash. Among such things are non-recyclable plastics and other complex materials that were not designed to be recycled.
It is illegal to put items such as electronics, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, pesticides, and other chemicals in the trash. When household hazardous wastes end up in a landfill, they can cause serious threats to humans, wildlife and the environment.
Recology hosts annual household electronic drop-off events. Please check our website and your mail periodically for details on upcoming events.
For recycling and drop off options visit Mendocino County’s household hazardous waste website.
- Treated Wood Waste Now Accepted: Starting August 31, 2022, treated wood (any wood that has been treated with a chemical preservative to protect the wood against attacks from insects, microorganisms, or fungi) is accepted for disposal and considered hazardous waste per California State law. It must be disposed of properly. Find a disposal site near you.