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Common Hazardous Materials

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 (including smoke detectors)
  • Railroad Ties & Treated Wood
  • 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.

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