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Household Hazardous Waste Program Expands Days/Hours

December 30, 2014

Expanded hours and public events will make drop-off easier for Alameda County residents.

OAKLAND, CA: December 30, 2014 – The New Year brings easier drop-off of household hazardous waste for residents of Alameda County. HHW drop-off centers—located in Fremont, Hayward, Livermore and Oakland—have added hours, made hours more regular, added acceptance of electronic waste, and will host mobile one-day drop off events later in the year. The changes are designed to make disposal of HHW more convenient and increase capture of these toxic materials for proper disposal.

Improvements to the program begin January 2, and include opening the Oakland facility for an extra day per week on Wednesdays and keeping the Hayward and Livermore facilities open every Friday and Saturday instead of alternating weeks. New materials that will be accepted include electronic wastes such as computers, radios and televisions. Additionally, multifamily property owners can now bring hazardous waste from property maintenance work or from their tenants to the drop-off centers free of charge (drop-off for single-family residents is free).

 “The drop-off facilities are free and simple to use,” said Bill Pollock, HHW Program Manager for the County of Alameda. “Residents don’t need an appointment and they don’t even need to get out of their car. They can come in their pajamas if they want.”  

The countywide household hazardous waste program provides safe, legal, environmentally sound collection and disposal services for residential household hazardous waste such as paint, varnish, cleaners, herbicides and pesticides. Improper disposal of these wastes is illegal, often dangerous, and can detract from residential property values.

For more information about the new hours and services, as well as tips for purchasing less toxic alternatives, visit www.StopWaste.org/hhw.

Facility Locations and Hours

The facilities are open to residents of Alameda County. No appointments are needed for residents. Multifamily property owners must make an appointment and follow specific guidelines available at www.StopWaste.org/hhw.  

Fremont facility: 41149 Boyce Road, Wed-Fri, 9-2:30; Sat, 9-4

Hayward facility: 2091 West Winton Avenue, Fri 9-2:30; Sat, 9-4

Livermore facility: 5584 La Ribera St, Fri 9-2:30; Sat, 9-4

Oakland facility: 2100 East 7th Street, Wed-Fri, 9-2:30; Sat, 9-4

 

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