Commercial Hazardous Waste Program
Dispose of Hazardous Materials Properly
Hazardous items contain harmful components and are not safe to place your bin, cart, or the landfill. Words such as danger, warning, caution, poisonous, and flammable on labels can mean a product is toxic.
Computer monitors, televisions, and other electronic equipment should NOT be disposed of in your garbage, recycling, or organics containers.
Donate or Sell: Working TVs, monitors, computers, and other consumer electronics can be sold or donated thereby prolonging their useful life.
Recycle: Nonfunctioning TVs and computer monitors should be recycled by an organization equipped to handle them.
Click here for a list of local E-waste drop-off locations.
Sharps (Needles & Syringes)
Improperly disposed pharmaceuticals as well as sharps are a serious hazard to our families and community and should not go in any containers set out for collection curbside. Click here for a list of drop off locations.
Commercial Hazardous Waste
There is a drop-in program for all Alameda County businesses that accepts:
- Motor Oil & Filters
- Cleaners, Pesticides, Herbicides, & other Chemicals
- Batteries, Fluorescent Bulbs, Mercury Thermostats & Thermometers
- Oil-Based Paints
Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program
The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste program has convenient and cost-effective programs for businesses that generate small quantities of Hazardous and/or Universal Waste. Businesses must set up an account before waste can be accepted. Call 1-800-606-6606 or click here for more information about the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program.
Free Collection Events
Every April and August CVSan hosts collection events for businesses and residents to drop-off e-waste, household hazardous waste, and unwanted pharmaceuticals/sharps for proper disposal. Additionally, sensitive documents for shredding are collected at the April events. Free compost is also distributed at each event. To receive these services, bring a utility bill from your business within CVSan’s service area. Click here for more information on the free collection events.