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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

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.

Businesses looking to dispose of hazardous waste can learn more about Recycle More's Small Quantity Generators (SQG) collection program.

West County HHW Collection Facility
101 Pittsburg Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
888-412-9277
Open Thursdays, Fridays and the First Saturday of the Month
9:00am-12:00pm 12:30pm-4:00pm

COMMON HOUSEHOLD WASTE ITEMS
Adhesives Electronic Devices    Mercury theromometers 
Aerosols Fats, oils and grease Paint
Anti-freeze Fertilizers Pesticides
Asbestos Fluorescent lights Poisons
Car batteries Household batteries Solvents and thinners
Cleaners Medical Waste      Used motor oil and 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.

Last updated: 9/4/2010 3:11:00 PM