Alameda County residents can dispose of their hazardous waste for free. Online registration is required for event and is limited to households, not businesses.
Berkeleyans can make their home safer by getting rid of paint, fuels, electronics, and other household hazardous waste and dropping it off for free in Albany.
Untended chemicals can pose a danger to people, animals, and your property. Take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous waste close to home.
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off
Sunday, September 24
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Event address given upon registration
This event, coordinated by StopWaste.org, is open only to households of Alameda County residents. Businesses can take part in other programs. When dropping off your household hazardous waste, stay in your vehicle, and have your driver's license ready.
What's OK to bring
Households may bring the following items to the drop-off event:
- Pest and garden products
- Light bulbs
- Paints and paint related products
- Propane tanks
- Old medications and prescriptions (including controlled substances)
- Oil, gasoline, auto fluids (containers cannot be emptied and returned at One-Day Events)
- Fire extinguishers
- Sharps containers
Items that won’t be accepted
- Treated wood waste including railroad ties
- 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)
For easy options to reuse, repair, recycle or safely dispose of just about anything, search StopWaste's RE:Source guide.
Questions? Call (800) 606-6606.
If you cannot make the one-day event, find a drop-off location that's convenient to you.
Let's do our part to keep our land and water free of hazardous waste. Make an appointment to drop off your household hazardous waste on Sunday, September 24.