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What's Banned?

What's Banned Hazardous items contain harmful components and are not safe to place in a landfill. Words such as Danger, Warning, Caution, Poisonous and Flammable on labels can mean a product is toxic. Please keep toxics out of your collection carts or bins, and follow these instructions for proper disposal.

Call Castro Valley Sanitary District at 510-537-0757 or visit for local disposal options for your Electronics, Cell phones and sharps (syringes & needles).

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, such as:

  • Batteries
  • Cleaners & other chemicals
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Herbicides & peticides
  • Mercury thermometers & thermostats
    (all mercury containing devices)
  • Oil-based paints

Businesses must set up an account before waste can be accepted. It's easy to apply.
Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program
Small Business Disposal Services

Yard Trimmings are no longer accepted into landfills, because they have better use to society when they are composted. If you have this valuable resource to dispose of, please sign up for organics collection service. Call Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) at 510-613-8751 to set up Organics Service.