Household hazardous waste disposal one-day event on August 15

Do you have hazardous waste such as batteries, pesticides, cleaners, and e-waste piling up in your home? Safely dispose of those items for free at a one-day drop-off event in Oakland on Sunday, August 15 from 9 a.m – 1 p.m. You can even bring up to two mattresses and two box springs, as well as old medicine.

From the Household Hazardous Waste program:

This Household Hazardous Waste program is for residents of Alameda County only. Make an appointment HERE and then you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the event’s address (appointments are required in order to keep a steady flow of traffic). Space is limited, so please register early to guarantee that you get an appointment. Your information will be kept confidential and will only be used by the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program and StopWaste. Make an Appointment

Event Instructions:

Rules for HHW Drop-off

For your safety and the safety of our staff, please observe the following rules while dropping off your household hazardous waste:

Stay in your vehicle.It is state law and part of our COVID-19 protection plan. Items must be in an unlocked trunk or back cargo space. Staff will not open passenger doors or enter vehicle cabin.
Face masks are mandatory.The driver and all passengers must wear a mask during HHW drop-off.
Have your driver’s license ready.We will scan your license to verify Alameda County residency.

What We Can Take at One-Day Events:

What We Can’t Take at One-Day Events:

  • Treated wood waste including railroad ties, click for more information
  • Asbestos
  • Compressed gas cylinders other than propane
  • Large appliances (such as air conditioners, refrigerators, stoves, washers, etc.)
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Smoke detectors
  • Explosives (such as ammunition, fireworks, marine flares, gunpowder)
  • Radioactives

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