Learn how to dispose of household toxics, 药品 和专家, and check the list below to find a disposal center near you. Together we can prevent pollution to protect our Bay.
Did you know that expired medication is household hazardous waste, and needs to be disposed of properly? The same goes for 油漆, electronic waste, and batteries, and used motor oil. Find a disposal facility near you to keep toxic pollution out of the Bay.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are products that contain chemicals that can be dangerous or pollute our environment when improperly disposed of. These products include, but are not limited to, electronic waste (电子垃圾), many chemical cleaning supplies, 油漆, 油, and building materials. When disposed of in the garbage, down a household or storm drain, 或者留在地上, chemicals from these products have the potential to catch fire, 污染我们的水, 空气, 或食物, and pose health threats to people and wildlife. California has a full list of Household Hazardous Wastes not permitted in average trash disposal sites at CalRecycle.
药物 和专家 (needles, 注射器, or other items used to puncture skin) also present risk to people and our environment when improperly disposed of. 像HHW, 药品 should not be disposed in the garbage, 你的排泄, 或地上, as they can pollute waterways and expose wildlife to dangerous chemicals. 专家 are equally important to carefully dispose of. When left in landfills, or abandoned, they can put workers at risk who are sorting trash. For more information about the impact of these products see the California Department of Toxic Substances 控制.
California counties are responsible for providing safe disposal or recycling sites for residents to bring their HHW, expired or unwanted medication, 和专家. Additionally, some private groups have pick-up or drop-off programs in the Bay Area. Please visit your county page below for information about locations and hours of these sites. Products accepted vary by location, so note the details listed or check their website to confirm that your item(s) can be disposed.
Choosing safer products for use in your home is another positive way to help prevent pollution. These products are also easier to dispose of properly. 检查 环保局网站 for additional information about safer, more environmentally friendly household product choices.
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|Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Facility||Accepts all common household hazardous waste items, 电子垃圾, 专家, and 药品.|
|旧金山||Recology||Accepts common household hazardous waste, including 电子垃圾. Also offers buyback services and construction/demolition debris drop-off. Check website for information about where to take specific items (some are not Recology facilities).|
|圣克拉拉||Santa Clara County Hazardous Waste Program||Accepts all common household hazardous waste items as well as 电子垃圾. See website for drop-off locations for specific items and to make drop-off appointments. Cupertino and Palo Alto residents should call their city for drop-off locations.|
|柯斯县||Contra Costa County HHW Program (main)||Accepts common household hazardous waste, including 药品 和专家.|
|West County HHW Collection Facility||Accepts common household hazardous waste, including 药品 和专家.|
|Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility||Accepts common household hazardous waste, including 药品 和专家.|
|Delta HHW Collection Facility (East County)||Accepts common household hazardous waste, including 药品 和专家.|
|索拉诺县||Recology Vacaville Solano Recycling Center||Accepts all common household hazardous waste items, 药品, 专家, 电子垃圾和机油, and has a buyback program.|
|Republic Services, Solano Garbage||Accepts all common household hazardous waste items. 约会需要.|
|Riovista卫生||Accepts all common household hazardous waste items. Does not accept 电子垃圾, 药品, or 专家.|
|纳帕县||Vallejo-Napa Household Hazardous Waste Facility||Accepts common household hazardous waste items. 约会需要.|
|Napa Recycling and Composting Facility||接受电子垃圾 and metal.|
|Devlin路回收 & 传输设备||接受电子垃圾, metal, clothing, cooking oil, and other materials.|
|圣马刁县||San Mateo HHW Drop-Off Program||约会需要. Does not accept 电子垃圾, 药品, or 专家. Accepts all common household hazardous waste items.|
|Green Citizen, Burlingame EcoCenter||接受电子垃圾. See website, fees apply for some items.|
|Rethink Waste (San Carlos)||Accepts all common household hazardous waste items, including 专家.|
|马林县||Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility||Accepts all common household hazardous waste items, 电子垃圾, 电动机润滑油, 液体食用油, 有时专家. Limited items available for pick-up in San Rafael. 通过电话安排.|
|索诺玛县||中央处理网站||Takes all common household hazardous waste items 和专家. Does not accept controlled substances.|
|Community Toxic Collections (PDF)||Check website for specifics. 约会需要. Takes all common household hazardous wastes, does not accept 电子垃圾.|
|Computer Recycling Center||电子垃圾下降.|