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Common Hazardous Materials

Accepted Items:

These materials are accepted at the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facilities. Click for details, drop-off instructions, and alternative drop-off locations such as neighborhood hardware stores. For a list of materials accepted at One-Day Events, click here. State Law limits the total amount you may transport in one vehicle to 125 pounds or 15 gallons.


Prohibited Items:

  • Explosives
  • Radioactives
  • Railroad Ties & Treated Wood (call Altamont Landfill at 925-455-7300)
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders (other than Propane)
  • Large Appliances (A/C, Refrigerators, Stoves, Washers, etc.)
  • Construction and Demolition Waste
  • Asbestos

These are still considered hazardous waste and should not go in the trash.  For information on how to properly dispose of these items, consult 800-606-6606.