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Household Hazardous Waste Program - May 2018

Residents of Alameda County have multiple free and convenient options for safely disposing of leftover hazardous waste:

  • Four drop-off facilities in Fremont, Hayward, Livermore and Oakland are open weekly
    • No charge for residents; fee-based program for small businesses
  • Containers for batteries and light bulbs at hardware stores and public facilities
  • One-day drop-off events held annually at additional sites throughout the county
    • Mattresses and box springs are also accepted at some one-day events
  • For items not accepted at the facilities, alternative disposal options are promoted such as drug disposal sites located countywide

More information available here:  Household Hazardous Waste program