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Household Hazardous Waste

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

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

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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 ProductsAutomotive Care ProductsPaint & Paint Related ProductsPersonal Misc.
Care ProductsOilLatex paintPharmaceuticalsLight Bulbs (all types)
ProductsOil FiltersOil based paintHair care productsElectronic Waste (TV's computers, etc.)
Liquid cleanersAntifreezeStainsLotionsMercury thermometers
AerosolsBrake FluidVarnishesSoapsThermostats
Drain openersTransmission FluidGlazesCosmeticsSharps
SolventsGasolineWaxesNail polish removerPropane tanks
GroutsCar WaxWood oilsPerfumesHelium Tanks
CementsCar PolishPaint thinnerColognesHousehold batteries
CaulkingCar BatteriesEpoxy resinsInsect RepellentCooking Oil
SealantsDegreasersWall paper products
AdhesivesSolvents
Lighter fluidWheel Cleaners
PesticidesRoad Flares
Insecticides
Herbicides
Pool chemicals
Fertilizers

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.
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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.

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