Residents of Hercules can properly dispose of household hazardous waste free of charge at the West County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility located in Richmond.
West County HHW Collection Facility
101 Pittsburg Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
Thursdays, Fridays and the First Saturday of the Month
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Common household waste items include but are not limited to adhesives, aerosols, anti-freeze, asbestos, car batteries, cleaners, electronic devices, fats, oils and grease, fluorescent lights, household batteries, medical waste, mercury thermometers, paint, pesticides, poisons, solvents, thinners and used motor oil or filters.
For health, safety and environmental reasons, it is illegal to dispose of HHW in the garbage, sewers, down household or storm drains and they cannot be abandoned.
Words such as: danger, warning, caution, poisonous, corrosive, toxic and flammable on the labels of common household products tell you these products may be harmful, even deadly, to you, your children, your pets or the environment. When these products are no longer wanted, they become "household hazardous waste." Even if the product labels do not contain the word "hazardous" they may be just as hazardous as any industrial waste.
For more information on household hazardous waste, disposal of hazardous items or safe alternatives, please visit the West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management's website.