Household Hazardous Waste

Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Safely, Conveniently and for Free!

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.

When & Where

Do not put such materials in garbage cans or storm drains. Drop them off at an Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facility in Hayward. Alameda County residents should bring proof of residency when visiting a county household hazardous waste site.

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facility in Hayward Location:

Address: 2091 W Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94545
OpenWeekly*
Fridays 9:00am-2:30pm
Saturdays 9:00am-4:00pm
*Holiday Closure Schedule
Wed July 4th, Thanksgiving Week-Wed Nov 21st through Sat
Nov 24th & Christmas Week - Wed Dec 26th through Sat Dec

What You Can Drop Off

Paint

Stain
Shellac
Solvents
Thinners
Additives
Oil Paint
Latex Pain

Adhesives

Putty
Caulk
Epoxy
Mortar
Stucco
Cement
Wood Glue

Auto

Fuel
Waxes
Batteries
Additives
Motor Oil
Oil Filters
Antifreeze

Garden

Sprays
Fertilizers
Ant Traps
Pesticides
Herbicides
Rat Poison
Gopher Bait

Misc.

Propane <=5gal cyl.
Pool Chemicals
Photo Chemicals
Acids & Caustics
Household Batteries
Bleach & Cleaners
Fluorescent Bulbs

Items That Need Special Handling

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