Household Hazardous Waste Event

“The whole experience was great.”

On September 10, 2017, Oro Loma and Alameda County partnered to sponsor a free household hazardous waste collection event in San Lorenzo.

In just four hours, 440 residents dropped off paint, pesticides, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and electronics. Over 300 pounds of pharmaceuticals were collected and 1,000 bags of organic compost
were given away.

The organization and coordination of the event was praised by many of the participants, including one who wrote, “This was a prized example of government service at its best.”

The household hazardous waste collection event in San Lorenzo as seen from above.