Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Safely, Conveniently and for Free! Currently By Appointment Only.
Check your house, garage, and yard for common household products (such as cleaners, paints, car products, and pesticides) that may be hazardous to your children, your pets, or the environment.
Words such as danger, warning, caution, poisonous, and flammable on the labels can mean a product is toxic.
Label the toxic products you find as a reminder to use them up and dispose of them safely. Do not put such materials in garbage cans or storm drains.
Drop them off at an Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facility in Hayward.
CURRENTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facility in Hayward
SHARPS: We accept sharps packaged in approved sharps containers.
DRUGS*: We accept old, expired, or unneeded prescription and Non-prescription drugs.
*Due to legal restrictions we CANNOT ACCEPT CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES Email HHW@acgov.org or call for details
WHAT’S NOT OK
Explosives Radioactive Most Compressed Gases (Propane in <5 gal cylinders ok) Appliances, Refrigerators, Washers Dryers, Air conditioners For Asbestos, Railroad Ties or Treated Wood call Altamont Landfill (925) 455-7300
WHO CAN’T COME
Businesses, Apartment & Condominium Managers, Clubs, Non Profit Organizations, For Hire Haulers, Contractors, Painters.
Call (510) 670-6460 and ask about our low cost Small Business Program and Free Residential Rental property owner program
For more information on disposal and how to recycle other household products and unwanted pharmaceuticals, call or visit the following: