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.household hazardous material

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


What You Can Drop Off!

Questions? Visit or call (800) 606-6606.

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facilities accept the following materials:

  • Paint,stain, varnish, thinner and adhesives
  • Auto products such as old fuel, motor oil, oil filters and batteries
  • Medical waste/Sharps and Old Medications
  • Florescent Lights
  • Most compressed gasses
  • Radioactive materials