Household hazardous waste (HHW) materials such as paints, pesticides, fertilizers, propane tanks and cleaners are not allowed in your trash, recycling or organics carts. These materials have toxic properties that require careful disposal by a certified facility. 

One-Day Drop-off Events

The City of Albany partners with the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program to host free one-day hazardous waste collection events at Golden Gate Fields twice per year. The County hosts additional collection events throughout the county, open to all Alameda County residents. You must register in advance to participate. Find upcoming events and registration information here.

Alameda County residents can drop off wastes they generated in the course of living in and maintaining their homes. For a list of materials accepted at the events, click here.

Businesses cannot participate in these events but there are low cost alternatives for business waste – visit our business page or call 800-606-6606 for details.

Drop Off Materials

Albany residents may also drop off materials for free at any of the four Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facilities. Alameda County residents. Please bring proof of residency with you (driver’s license, tax bill or utility bill). Please check the website or call (800) 606-6606 for facility hours.

Locations
The nearest drop off facility is located in Oakland at 2100 East 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94606. Click here for hours and additional information.

How to Package 
All materials must be packaged in sturdy, non-leaking, closed containers. No individual container may be greater than 5 gallons or 50 pounds in size. Do not mix different wastes in the same container.

How Much 
State law limits the total amount you may transport in one vehicle to 125 pounds or 15 gallons. Wastes must be transported by a resident of the household which generated the waste.

Materials Accepted 
  • Paint 
  • Motor Oil 
  • Pesticides 
  • Household Cleaners (including Bleach) 
  • Sharps 
  • Fluorescent Tubes 
  • Expired Medication 

 Click here for a full list of accepted materials.