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Common Hazardous Materials

Accepted Items:

These materials are accepted at the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facilities. Click for details, drop-off instructions, and alternative drop-off options such as neighborhood hardware stores. For a list of materials accepted at One-Day Events, click here.




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.

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Prohibited Items:

These are still considered hazardous waste and should not go in the trash.  For information on how to properly dispose of these items, call 800-606-6606.