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:
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Business Hazardous Waste
- Small Business Hazardous Waste Services
Hazardous waste disposal services for qualifying Alameda County small quantity generators.
- Drop-in Program for Businesses
There is a drop-in program for all Alameda County businesses that accepts: latex paint, aerosol cans, fluorescent lamps, and household batteries.
- Residential Landlord Services
Rental property owners can dispose of their tenant's hazardous waste for free.