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HHW Program Fee



The Alameda County Waste Management Authority (WMA) Board adopted in 2014 a fee capped at $9.55 per year per residential unit, collected via the property tax roll, to support the household hazardous waste (HHW) program for Alameda County. 

The HHW program provides safe, legal, environmentally sound collection and disposal services for residential household hazardous waste such as paint, solvents, pesticides, and electronic waste at its four permanent collection centers and up to 12 one-day community drop-off events located around the county. Household hazardous waste materials cannot be disposed in landfills. View the links at right for information on what can be disposed, as well as drop-off locations and hours.


The WMA is proposing to amend the ordinance establishing the fee to:

  1. set the fee at $6.64 per year per residential unit through June 30, 2024;
  2. change the process for fee adjustments below the $9.55 cap; and
  3. remove the June 30, 2024, sunset date for the fee.

The changes will be presented at a meeting on September 25, 2019. Prior to July 1, 2024, a financial analysis of the program will be conducted to determine if the fee needs to be adjusted (raised or lowered) for the next five years and in five year intervals thereafter. The fee will remain capped at $9.55 per year. A previously established June 30, 2024, end date of the fee (sunset provision) will be rescinded; however, the fee can be repealed by the WMA at any time. 

For more information about the HHW program or proposed changes to the fee, you can call (510) 891-6500.