HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any material discarded from homes that may threaten human health or the environment when improperly disposed.  Putting HHW down the storm drains, on the ground, in the trash, or down the sink or toilet can contaminate our water

Never put household hazardous waste in storm drains. We need to work together to keep our water clean.

These everyday items are considered household hazardous waste:

  • Paint and paint thinners
  • Bleach and other cleaners
  • Computer monitors and TVs
  • Car products – batteries, anti-freeze, brake fluid, etc.
  • Aerosols – hairspray, deodorant, etc.
  • Photo chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Fertilizers, pesticides, and other toxic gardening chemicals
  • Thermometers, switches, thermostats, and bulbs contacting mercury


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). 

Please call the facility listed for details about their hours, transportation limits, type of HHW acceptance, and delivery requirements.

Central County Facility: Central Contra Costa Sanitary District HHW
4797 Imhoff Place, Martinez
(800) 646-1431

East County Facility: Delta Diablo Sanitation District HHW
2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, Antioch
(925) 756-1990

West County Facility: West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority HHW (RecycleMore)
101 Pittsburg Ave., Richmond
(888) 412-9277