Household Hazardous Waste Information

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Days/Hours of Operation

 Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The facility is closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
The Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
All days between Christmas & New Year's (Dec 25 - Jan 1)

Directions

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Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy
Pittsburg, CA  94565
(Note:  For mapping apps try entering 2550 Arcy Ln, Antioch)
925.756.1990

On Arcy Lane, just off of the Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy between Auto Center Drive and Loveridge Road
           

Eligible Communities
The facility is available to the residents of the following East Contra Costa County communities:

Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, Oakley, and Pittsburg.  You will need to show proof of residency - such as a utility bill or driver's license.

Other Contra Costa Communities
If you live outside of East Contra Costa County, please use the appropriate facility as listed below, or visit http://www.earth911.org/

CENTRAL COUNTY

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

CENTRAL CONTRA COSTA HHW PROGRAM
4797 Imhoff Place, Martinez
1.800.646.1431
http://www.centralsan.org/

WEST COUNTY

Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, North Richmond, Pinole, Port Costa, Richmond, Rodeo, San Pablo, and Tormey:

WEST COUNTY RESOURCE RECOVERY
101 Pittsburg Ave., Richmond
1.888.412.9277
http://www.recyclemore.org/

What Is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?

Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are the leftover or unused portions of chemicals and products used to clean and maintain your home.  These materials are often labeled CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER, POISON, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, or CORROSIVE.

For safety and environmental reasons it is illegal to dispose of HHW in the garbage, sewers, or storm drains. Please take these materials to the Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

Acceptable Waste: What You CAN Bring

Home & Garden Products Automotive Care Products Paint & Paint Related Products Personal
Care Products
Misc.
Products
  • Liquid cleaners
  • Aerosols
  • Drain openers
  • Solvents
  • Grouts
  • Cements
  • Caulking
  • Sealants
  • Adhesives
  • Lighter fluid
  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Herbicides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Fertilizers
  • Oil
  • Oil Filters
  • Antifreeze
  • Brake Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Gasoline
  • Car Wax
  • Car Polish
  • Car Batteries
  • Degreasers
  • Solvents
  • Wheel Cleaners
  • Road Flares
  • Latex paint
  • Oil based paint
  • Stains
  • Varnishes
  • Glazes
  • Waxes
  • Wood oils
  • Paint thinner
  • Epoxy resins
  • Wall paper products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Hair care products
  • Lotions
  • Soaps
  • Cosmetics
  • Nail polish remover
  • Perfumes
  • Colognes
  • Insect Repellent

Unacceptable Waste: What you CANNOT Bring

Appliances (contact Contra Costa Waste Recycling Center & Transfer Station,
925.473.0180. Brentwood residents call 925.516.6090. Additional information can be found at http://www.cccrecycle.org or by calling the Recycling Hotline at 1.800.750.4096.

Asbestos (contact Altamont Landfill, 925.449.6349.

Compressed Gas Cylinders, except propane and helium (contact local gas suppliers).

Infectious or Biologically Active Materials (contact Contra Costa County Environmental Health Department, 925.646.5225. Ext. 200.

Radioactive Materials (contact Contra Costa County Environmental Health Department, 925.646.5225. Ext. 200.

Railroad Ties/Treated Wood (contact Altamont Landfill, 925.449.6349.

Tires (Call 1.800.750.4096 or visit http://www.cccrecycle.org. Brentwood residents call 925.516.6090.

Explosives or Ammunition (contact local law enforcement agency).

Packing & Transportation Requirements
Please follow these guidelines when preparing to drop off HHW at the facility:

  • Materials must be packaged in sturdy, non-leaking containers no larger than 5 gallons. Original containers are recommended.
  • Small, leaking containers can be individually placed in ziploc bags. Larger containers should be placed in separate, covered, and non-leaking containers for transport.
  • Five-gallon plastic buckets are available at most hardware stores and make good transporting containers.

State regulations limit the transportation of HHW to 15 gallons or 125 pounds per vehicle, per visit. Individual containers are limited to a 5-gallon capacity. There are no limitations on the number of trips per day.

English HHW Brochure

English HHW Brochure

 

Spanish HHW Brochure

Spanish HHW Brochure

 

The Household Hazardous Waste Program is made possible because of the joint efforts of the following partners:

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