Contacts. Lists of contacts related to used oil and household hazardous waste (HHW), such as CalRecycle staff grant and certification contacts, used oil recycling facilities, collection event contractors, hauler/transporters, etc.

Databases. Databases and directories that may be useful, including CalRecycle grants, collection locations, recycled-content products, CalRecycle publications, etc.

Hazardous Substances Resources. Listing of resources from CalRecycle and other sources on common household hazardous substances and products.

Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility Profiles (Updated 12/12/12). From the publication below, Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility Design ManualCalRecycle has extracted Attachment B, “Profile Sheets of Existing HHW Facilities”, and has added new profiles of existing HHW facilities as a stand-alone resource.

Publications. Listing of CalRecycle publications related to household hazardous waste. See also the specific listings for used oil and electronic waste publications.

Permanent Facility Design
As the household hazardous waste stream has expanded, local jurisdictions are increasingly considering the option of building new permanent HHW facilities to accommodate rising volumes. In response, CalRecycle has published the Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility Guidance Document and Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility Design Manual. The purpose of these documents is to assist jurisdictions that are considering building permanent HHW facilities. The first document provides an introduction to and overview of the facility design process, while the design manual contains more details, including how to assess the need for a facility, facility/operations costs, and regulatory requirements.

Special Waste Associates has also published a book on facility design titled HHW Collection Facility Design Guide, written by David Nightingale. This book is available for purchase online at

Statutes and Regulations. References to statutes from the Health and Safety and Public Resources Codes and regulations governing the used oil and household hazardous waste programs.

For more information contact: Used Oil & Household Hazardous Waste,