Hazardous waste can't be thrown out with the garbage, recycling or organics. Before tossing it out, check the label. If it's marked Danger, Warning, Poisonous, Toxic, or Flammable, it's hazardous and requires special handling.
Many hazardous items can be taken to Alameda County's local household hazardous waste collection facility. Take advantage of this free drop-off program! Visit www.household-hazwaste.org for location, hours and more detailed information.
The County accepts the following hazardous items:
Please also note:
How do I dispose of e-waste?
Electronics need special handling. Please visit California Department of Resources Recycling (CalRecycle) for a list of certified e-waste collectors. For additional alternatives, visit these websites: