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Household Hazardous Waste


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

Alameda County offers multiple free, convenient options for residents to properly and safely dispose of their household hazardous waste (HHW). Click on the links in the table below to make an appointment. This service is for residents of Alameda County only.

Residential HHW Drop-off Service

Oakland

Drop-off by appointment only:  Wed. - Sat.

 

Hayward

Drop-off by appointment only:  Thurs. - Sat.

Make Appointment for Hayward

Livermore

Drop-off by appointment only:  Thurs. - Sat.

Make Appointment for Livermore

Fremont

Open for drop-off, no appointment needed:
  • Wed-Fri: 8:30 AM-2:30 PM
  • Sat: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Closed Thursday, 11/24 for Thanksgiving

 


Common Hazardous Items:

Click on the icons below for instructions, more information, and drop-off options for these materials that are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste facilities.  

Medicine and Prescription Drugs 

We CAN NOT ACCEPT Medicine and Prescription Drugs at our Oakland, Livermore, and Hayward drop-off facilities. These items can be dropped off at the Fremont HHW drop-off facility or at over 80 pharmacies and clinics that have self-service kiosks.

Find drop-off locations 

 

Prohibited Items:

Prohibited items are hazardous materials that must not go in the trash, but can NOT be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste facilities. Check the table below to find disposal options for prohibited items.

Prohibited Item Learn more
Medicine and prescription drugs Click here
Treated wood waste including railroad ties

Check RE:Source

Large appliances (A/C, refrigerators, stoves, washers, etc.) Check RE:Source
Construction and demolition waste Check RE:Source
Compressed gas cylinders (other than propane) Check RE:Source
Asbestos Check RE:Source
Explosives Call 800-606-6606
Radioactives Call 800-606-6606

One-Day Events

Gather old electronics, medicine, garden chemicals, paint, and other hazardous items and safely dispose of them for free at a One-Day Event. 

One-Day Events


Business Hazardous Waste

Small Business Hazardous Waste Service

Hazardous waste disposal service for qualifying Very Small Quantity Generators. Create an account and make an appointment.

Business Drop-in Service 

A drop-in service for all Alameda County businesses that accepts: latex paint, aerosol cans, fluorescent lamps, and household batteries. Businesses do not have to set up an account or make an appointment to participate. Learn more and see the schedule.

Residential Landlord Service

Residential landlords can dispose of their tenant's hazardous waste for free. Create an account and make an appointment