Common Hazardous Materials
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 the HHW Facilities. These items can be dropped off at over 80 pharmacies and clinics that have self-service kiosks.
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|
|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|