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Special Instructions

Contact the Clearlake Police Department or the Lake County Sheriff’s Office for information on how to safely dispose of explosives and ammunition.

Clearlake Police Department 
14050 Olympic Drive, Clearlake | (707) 994-8251
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Lake County Sheriff’s Office
1220 Martin Stret, Lakeport | (707) 263-2690
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Contact Law Enforcement

Explosives cannot be disposed of with hazardous waste because they have their own set of regulations. With the exception of fireworks, contact the police or fire department for further instructions.


Soak Fireworks Before Throwing Away

You can dispose of fireworks at home by removing the fuse, soaking them in water for at least 15 minutes (soak large fireworks overnight), and double bagging them before tossing them in the garbage.