Household Hazardous & E-Waste Program Info
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.StopWaste.Org/hhw for location, hours and more detailed information.
The County accepts the following hazardous items:
- Household & automotive batteries
- Pool & Photo chemicals
- Toxic cleaning products
- Mercury-containing items (thermometers & fluorescent lamps for example)
- Medications ((Note that the Alameda Police Department also has a disposal bin for expired and unused medication. Please click here for details.)
- Sharps/Needles (must be properly contained).