County of Santa Clara's Very Small Quantity Generator Disposal Program (VSQG)

If your business qualifies as a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG), you have the opportunity to participate in our program.  To qualify, you must generate less than 220 lbs., or 27 gallons of hazardous waste per month, or less than 2.2 lbs. of Extremely Hazardous Waste per month.

Common hazardous waste accepted include:  

  • Mercury-containing products such as Fluorescent Lamps, Thermometers, and Batteries.
  • Propane Tanks, Helium Tanks, and Aerosol Cans.
  • Automotive Fluids including Motor Oil, Lubricants, Oil Filters, and Antifreeze.
  • Landscaping Chemicals including Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, and Fertilizers.
  • Latex and Oil-Based Paint as well as Paint-Related Materials such as Stains, Varnishes, Roofing Tar, Adhesives, Joint Compounds, and other Petroleum-Based Products.
  • Developer and Fixer.
  • Acids, Bases, Oxidizers, and Swimming Pool Chemicals.
  • Solvents, Flammable Solids and Liquids, and Detergents.

To find out more information and steps to participate, visit https://www.sccgov.org/sites/rwr/hhw/Pages/Conditionally-Exempt-Small-Quantity-Generator-Disposal-Program.aspx

Free Water Saving Resources from Valley Water

Did you know Valley Water offers free water conservation devices that can help you save water? You can qualify for:

  • Table Tents for Restaurants “Drinking Water By Request”
  • Hotel “Linen Reuse” Cards
  • High-Efficiency Faucet Aerators – 0.5 gallons per minute
  • Pre-Rinse Sprayers – 1.15 gallons per minute

To learn more and find out about other water saving resources, check out https://www.valleywater.org/saving-water/commercial

BayREN Business Microloan Program

Get 0% interest financing on any ENERGY STAR certified product! Find out more at https://www.missionassetfund.org/bayren/

This program is provided in partnership with BayREN and MAF. BayREN is the “Bay Area Regional Energy Network,” a collaboration of the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area—Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), BayREN provides regional-scale energy efficiency programs, services, and resources.

Recycle Leftover Paint with PaintCare

Find a drop off location to recycle your paint!