How do I dispose of household hazardous waste such as paint, paint thinner, pesticides, herbicides, etc.?

Many products found in your home are potentially hazardous substances. Because of their chemical nature, they can poison, corrode, explode, or ignite easily when handled improperly. When discarded, they are considered household hazardous waste. Since they may threaten human health or the environment when inappropriately disposed of, household hazardous wastes are not exempt from California hazardous waste laws. It is illegal to dispose of household hazardous waste in the trash, down storm drains, or onto the ground.  

For information on how to dispose of household hazardous waste, please visit the City's refuse page.

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1. Why does a fire engine respond along with an ambulance to medical emergencies?
2. Why do Fire Engines use lights and sirens, even at night when there’s no traffic?
3. Why do so many fire engines respond to simple incidents?
4. Why do I see fire trucks with full lights and sirens go through a red light at intersections and then, after they go through, they turn off their lights and slow down?
5. I saw a fire engine at a local grocery store or restaurant. Why do firefighters use fire engines for non-emergency purposes while they are on duty?
6. How can I participate in the Fire Department's ride-along program?
7. If I represent a civic group such as a church, a club, an association, etc. Is it possible to have someone from the fire department speak at one of our meetings?
8. My smoke detector is making a "chirping" noise. What's wrong with it and how do I know if it is working?
9. Where can I purchase a fire extinguisher?
10. Does the Hanford Fire Department service fire extinguishers?
11. I own a business and have been told to get a fire extinguisher. How big a fire extinguisher do I need?
12. How can I schedule a tour of a fire station?
13. How do I schedule a fire engine to attend my event (carnival, block party, safety day, etc.)?
14. Where do I report tall weeds around houses and vacant lots?
15. How do I report a leaking fire hydrant?
16. How much does a fire report cost and how do I get one?
17. How do I become a firefighter?
18. Is it ok to burn on my property? (i.e., portable fire pits or chimneys)
19. What is a Rapid Entry Box, and should I have one for my commercial business?
20. Does the City of Hanford allow fireworks?
21. How do I dispose of household hazardous waste such as paint, paint thinner, pesticides, herbicides, etc.?
22. What is Hanford Fire Department's ISO rating?