Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Common Household Hazardous Wastes

The following is a list of most common HHW materials. Only SOME of these materials are accepted at local HHW Facilities listed below, so prior to transport please be sure to contract your local facility to verify acceptance of the materials to be discarded. 

  • Appliances 
  • Batteries
  • Cellular Phones - Reuse | Cellular Phones: Scrap - Recycle 
  • Chemicals
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL)
  • Electronic Devices (including Computers, Printers, Microwave Ovens, VCRs, Radios, Cordless Telephones, Answering Machines and much more)
  • Medications / Pharmaceuticals 
  • Mercury
  • Needles / Sharps 
  • Oil | Oil Filters 
  • Propane Gas Cans: Single Use | Propane Gas Tanks: Refillable
  • Syringes 
  • Televisions: Non-working | Televisions: Working (Reuse) 
  • Thermometers: Mercury
  • Used Oil & Filters

Household Hazardous Waste Facilities

Residents can safely discard a wide variety of household hazardous wastes to their local Household Hazardous Waste Facility at no charge. Must be a resident or qualified small business in specified portion of County to use these facilities (e.g. must be resident or qualified small business in West County to use West County Facility). Click the appropriate link below for information regarding the materials accepted at the facility serving your area (only some of the HHW types listed above are accepted at these facilities and it varies by facility). Please call facility or visit the website using the links below for details about their hours, transportation limits and delivery requirements.

CENTRAL

For residents of Alamo, Blackhawk, Clayton, Concord, Clyde, Danville, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pacheco, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and other unincorporated areas in Central County.

Central County Facility

4797 Imhoff Place, Martinez
(800) 646-1431

EAST

For residents of Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, Oakley, Pittsburg and other unincorporated areas in East County.

East County Facility

2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, Antioch
(925) 756-1990

WEST

For residents of  Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Montalvin Manor, North Richmond, Pinole, Port Costa, Richmond, Rodeo San Pablo, Tara Hills, Tormey and other unincorporated areas in West County.

West County Facility

101 Pittsburg Ave., Richmond
(888) 412-9277