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Household Hazardous Waste

COVID-19 ADVISORY

Due to shelter in place restrictions, the Household Hazardous Waste Facilities in Oakland, Livermore, and Hayward are temporarily closed. While the Fremont location remains open, we recommend that residents postpone trips to the facility unless absolutely essential. Be sure to call first as hours and options may have changed. Explore the links below for mail-in options for medicine, sharps, and more.  

Free Drop-Off Facilities

Oakland

  • Closed due to COVID-19

Fremont

Livermore

  • Closed due to COVID-19

Hayward

  • Closed due to COVID-19

No-Contact HHW Drop-off

When the Oakland, Hayward and Livermore HHW Facilities re-open, please follow these instructions for no-contact drop-off:

  • Face masks are mandatory. The driver and all passengers must wear masks during HHW drop-off.
  • Stay in your vehicle. It is state law and part of our COVID-19 protection plan. Our attendants will unload your car for you.
  • Have your driver's license ready to be scanned to verify Alameda County residency.
  • Find more information about HHW drop-off.

Common Hazardous Items:

Find out how to safely dispose of the common hazardous items listed below. Click on the icons for drop-off locations, instructions, and more information. 

 

Prescription and Non-Prescription Medicines

We CAN NOT ACCEPT prescription medication at our Oakland, Livermore, and Hayward drop-off facilities. Prescription medication can be dropped off at the Fremont drop-off facility.  Click for more details on where you can take your prescription and non-prescription medicines.

 

 

Prohibited Items:

  • Explosives
  • Radioactives
  • Railroad Ties & Treated Wood (call Altamont Landfill at 925-455-7300)
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders (other than Propane)
  • Large Appliances (A/C, Refrigerators, Stoves, Washers, etc.)
  • Construction and Demolition Waste
  • Asbestos

These are still considered hazardous waste and should not go in the trash.  For information on how to properly dispose of these items, consult 800-606-6606.


Free Drop-Off Facilities

The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste program offers a free residential drop-off service at our facilities in Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, and Livermore.

These facilities accept a wide variety of wastes and offer the most comprehensive service in the county. Alameda County residents transporting wastes they generated in the course of living in and maintaining their place of residence can drop-off materials for free.

Program Details & Drop-Off Instructions


One-Day Events

The Household Hazardous Waste program will host mobile one-day drop off events throughout the County. Alameda County residents transporting wastes they generated in the course of living in and maintaining their place of residence can drop-off materials for free.

One-Day Event Details & Drop-Off Instructions

 


 

Business Hazardous Waste