Public Works Services

Household Hazardous Waste

The Upland HHW Collection Center will operate on the following upcoming Saturdays:


March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30 

April 6

April 13

April 20

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

June 1

June 8

June 15

June 22

June 29


The HHW Collection Center will observe holiday closures on Saturday, May 25.

The Upland HHW Collection Center is open on Saturday only, from 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM. 

The center will close during inclement weather (rain, extreme heat, wind storms), on holiday weekends, and when material collections have reached capacity.


San Bernardino County residents can drop off items such as paint, oil, pesticides, and more at the Upland Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility located at 1370 N. Benson Avenue, Upland, CA 91786.

Residents can use any of the other participating HHW collection facilities in San Bernardino County. Days and hours of operations vary. Call (800) 645-9228 or visit the San Bernardino County Fire's Household Hazardous Waste site for more information.

LIMIT: Items per trip must be less than 15 gal. or 125 lbs. Waste must be in the back of the vehicle. No business waste will be accepted.

For questions or concerns, please call us at (909) 291-2967 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday–Thursday. For other HHW collection centers locations and operating hours, please call 1-800-645-9228 prior to visiting  or visit for more information.

Thank you for helping us ensure the safety and protection of the community and the environment. 

Other HHW Collection Centers:

> OPEN SATURDAYS ONLY in Rancho Cucamonga: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, except on holiday weekends: 8794 Lion Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

> OPEN FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ONLY in Ontario: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: 1430 S. Cucamonga Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection is for residents of San Bernardino County, excluding the City of Fontana, to surrender household generated hazardous waste, free of charge, for proper disposal.

 Upland City Yard

                 1370 North Benson Avenue

                  Upland, CA 91786


Public Works Mainline: (909) 291-2930

City of Upland’s Integrated Waste hotline: (909) 931-4343


  1. Residents who are displaying or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms will be turned away and asked to return to the HHW collection site 2 weeks after symptoms subside.
  2. All materials must be securely placed in unlocked trunk or bed of truck. For safety, staff will not enter vehicle cabin.
  3. Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds in containers no larger than five (5) gallons per vehicle.

No business waste is accepted.

What we accept:                                                   

  • Used motor oil, filters, antifreeze & automotive products                                       
  • Hobby supplies, paints, and thinners                                                        
  • Sharps*                                                                                                                        
  • Propane tanks 
  • Fluorescent tubes & mercury thermometers
  • Fertilizers, pesticides & herbicides
  • Pool chemicals & chemical cleaners
  • Household cleaners and cooking oil
  • Personal medications 
  • Electronic waste & batteries**
  • Separate controlled and uncontrolled substances in plastic bags

*Sharps containers may be obtained free of charge at the Public Works Office Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, or during normal HHW Collection Center hours. Sharps may only be submitted for disposal during the HHW Collection Center's normal operational hours on Saturday, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

**New DOT regulations require that some battery terminals be protected to prevent fires from sparks generated from friction during the transport of batteries. Please place tape on the terminals of all batteries except for AA, AAA, C, and D batteries. Thank you for your cooperation.

We do not accept explosives, asbestos, radioactive waste, business waste, and medical waste. For disposal options, please call (909) 382-5401

For additional information about the Household Hazardous Waste Program, click here.



*Sharps Handling and Disposal 

Safely disposing of household sharps is important. Sharps that are not disposed of safely may cause injury.

Place all sharps in a sharps disposal container immediately after they have been used. This will reduce the risk of needle sticks, cuts, and punctures from sharps.

Never place sharps in trash, recycling, or green waste container. Never flush sharps down the drain or toilet. Doing so may put waste management and sewage workers, custodians, housekeepers, household members, and children at risk of being harmed.

Please separate and remove any items that are not accepted before disposing.

Use sharps disposal containers specifically rated for sharps or other containers approved for use in your location. Examples of other containers may include rigid containers made of heavy-duty plastic, sealable with a tight-fitting lid and puncture resistant. Do not use lightweight plastic, glass, cardboard, or paper containers.

Do Not Reuse Sharps Disposal Containers.

Make Your Own Sharps Container 

  • Use 2-gallon in size or smaller hard sided plastic containers such as a bleach or laundry detergent bottle with a secure lid.  Do not use food product containers.
  • Place a label on both sides of the container that identifies "Biohazard".
  • Place your used needles, syringes, and lancets into the container.
  • When 3/4 full, secure the lid and tape the container closed.
  • Do NOT place in trash. Take container to HHW facility. 
  • Print FREE labels by visiting 
  • Preprinted labels are available at HHW collection facilities


 MED-Project provides Mail-Back Services with USPS for sharps and medications to all residents upon request.

Please complete the below form to request a pre-paid, pre-addressed mail-back package. Instructions for disposal will be provided with all mail-back services. Please submit separate forms for each type of mail-back package.

USPS General Delivery is available when a permanent address is not available. Just enter GENERAL DELIVERY as a Street Address, and then enter the preferred City, State, and ZIP code.

Click the links to get sharps containers and medication containers shipped to your home free. It also includes prepackaged boxes to send the materials back.

 Request FREE Sharps Mail-Back Services

Request FREE Medication Mail-Back Services



The San Bernardino County Stormwater Program is providing free tote bins for you to easily store and transport household hazardous items for proper disposal. Available while supplies last!

Click the link for more information: Free Tote Bin




Used Oil Services at a Glance


Additional Services

Free Used Motor Oil Collection Containers

  • Available at the HHW Collection Center, 1370 N Benson Avenue, during HHW Collection Center hours. The HHW Collection Center is open every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. except on holiday weekends, during inclement weather, or when collection has reached capacity. 
  • Available at the Upland City Yard, 1370 N Benson Avenue, Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Please call (909) 291-2967 to make an appointment to pick up your free used oil container.

Free Mulch

  • Available during HHW collection center hours at 1370 N Benson Avenue. The HHW Collection Center is open every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. except on holiday weekends, during inclement weather, or when collection has reached capacity. 
  • Made from green waste collected throughout the City.
  • Available only to Upland residents.
  • Availability not guaranteed.
  • You must provide your own containers, tools, and safety equipment as needed. 

Fetch yourself a FREE doggie waste bag canister!

San Bernardino County is here to help you pick up after your pet with our Give & Get campaign. Just follow the link below to fill out a form and we’ll send you (and a friend!) a doggie waste bag canister for FREE.

Request a FREE Canister


460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.