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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:

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