The District reminds residents that many products found in our homes are potentially hazardous substances. They can poison, corrode, explode, or ignite when stored or handled improperly. When indiscriminately discarded along with household trash these substances can threaten human and environmental health.
For proper disposal of household hazardous waste, Contra Costa County has established a special Waste Collection Facility that gives local residents and small businesses an environmentally sound alternative. All communities within the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District service area are eligible to use this facility. Residents may drop off household hazardous waste at no charge. Small businesses pay a small fee to dispose of their hazardous waste.
City of San Ramon residents are able to dispose of their household hazardous waste curbside by calling 1-800-HHW-PKUP or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Prior to pick-up, residents are sent a special kit with a heavy-duty bag to hold harmful chemicals.
Collectible items include paint-related products; pool chemicals; pesticides, herbicides, and cleaners; automotive products; household batteries; and fluorescent light bulbs and tubes.
Bring unwanted medications to the Danville Police Department (510 La Gonda Way, Danville) or the San Ramon Police Department (17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon). To ensure privacy, transfer prescription pills to a sealable plastic bag before depositing. To prevent spills, leave liquids in original bottles (cross out personal information) and seal within a plastic bag. Please do not flush your drugs.
For additional Contra Costa County collection sites outside of the San Ramon Valley, call (800) 646-1431 or visit www.centralsan.org.
Recycling and Waste Diversion in Contra Costa County
Recycling Electronic Devices
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)