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Household Hazardous Waste for Residents


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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 residents to properly and safely disposing of these materials. Click on the links in the table below to make an appointment. This service is for residents of Alameda County only.

Business hazardous waste services

Free Drop-Off Facilities

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

 


Common Hazardous Items:

Find out how to safely dispose of the common hazardous items listed below. Click on the icons for drop-off locations, instructions, and more information. 

 

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 drop-off facility. Click for more details on where you can take your medicine and prescription drugs.

 

 

Prohibited Items:

  • Treated Wood Waste including Railroad Ties, click for more information
  • Prescription and Non-Prescription Medicines
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders (other than Propane)
  • Large Appliances (A/C, Refrigerators, Stoves, Washers, etc.)
  • Construction and Demolition Waste
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Radioactives

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 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.

One-Day Events

 


 

Business Hazardous Waste