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Hazardous Waste Drop-in Program for Businesses

COVID-19 Rules for HHW Drop-off

For your safety and the safety of our staff, please observe the following rules while dropping off your household hazardous waste:

  • Stay in your vehicle. It is state law and part of our COVID-19 protection plan. Items must be in an unlocked trunk or back cargo space. Staff will not open passenger doors or enter vehicle cabin.
  • Face masks are mandatory. The driver and all passengers must wear a mask during HHW drop-off.
  • Bring the following information: business (or organization) name, address, the name and email of the owner and a contact person name and their phone number. 

There is a drop-in program for Alameda County businesses that accepts: latex paint, aerosol cans, fluorescent lamps, and household batteries.

Program details:

  • There is no need to make an appointment, simply drop-in when the facility is open according to the schedule below.
  • Fill out the drop-in form and bring it with you to the facility.
  • Any Alameda County business that generated the waste is eligible – not restricted to small businesses.
  • Latex paint, in individual containers up to 5 gallons in size, no limits on total quantity.
  • Unbroken fluorescent and mercury/sodium containing bulbs are accepted.
  • Household type batteries including sealed lead acid gel cells up to 40ah accepted.
  • Aerosol cans of any kind up to 16.4 oz in size, full or empty are accepted.
  • $25.00 minimum charge, invoice issued and settled in cash or Visa/MC at the time of drop off. See the form for pricing details.
  • Poly lined boxes for large quantities of fluorescent bulbs are available for purchase (see form).

2020 Schedule

Oakland Hazardous Waste Facility

Location:2100 East 7th Street, Oakland (check map and get directions).

Hours: Open Tuesdays, 9 am to 12 pm

Livermore Hazardous Waste Facility

Location: 5584 La Ribera St., Livermore (check a map and get directions).

Hours: Open on the following Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm

January 8 & 22 February 12 & 26 March 11 & 25
April 8 & 22 May 13 & 27 June 10 & 24
July 8 & 22 August 12 & 26 September 9 & 23
October 14 & 28 November 11 December 9

Hayward Hazardous Waste Facility

Location: 2091 West Winton Avenue, Hayward
 (check a map and get directions).

Hours: Open on the following Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm

January 15 February 5 & 19 March 4 & 18
April 1 & 15 May 6 & 20 June 3 & 17
July 1 & 15 August 5 & 19 September 2 & 16
October 7 & 21 November 4 & 18 December 2 & 16