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Household Hazardous Waste

COVID-19 ADVISORY

Due to shelter in place restrictions during the COVID-19 health emergency, Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Facilities in Oakland, Livermore, and Hayward are currently closed. While the Fremont location remains open, we recommend that residents postpone trips to the facility unless absolutely essential. For mail-in options for medicine, sharps, and more, explore the links below. Be sure to call first as hours and options may have changed. 

Free Drop-Off Facilities

Oakland

  • Closed due to COVID-19

Fremont

Livermore

  • Closed due to COVID-19

Hayward

  • Closed due to COVID-19

  • Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 9:00am

    Postponed due to COVID-19
    San Leandro, CA 94578

  • Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 9:00am

    Postponed due to COVID-19
    Albany, CA 94710


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