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Household Hazardous Waste

 

Safely dispose of your household hazardous waste, keep your home toxic free!

Leftover household hazardous waste should never be thrown in the trash or recycling bin, flushed down the toilet, or dumped down the drain or storm sewer.  Alameda County offers multiple free, convenient options for properly and safely disposing of these materials:

 

Free Drop-Off Facilities

Oakland

  • Wed – Fri: 9 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Sat: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • map & details

Fremont

  • Wed - Fri:  8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Sat:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • map & details

Livermore

Hayward


Accepted Items:

These materials are accepted at the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facilities and One-Day Events. Click for details, drop-off instructions, and alternative drop-off locations such as neighborhood hardware stores.

 

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 hosts 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

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