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Household Hazardous Waste

If you don’t use it up – Clean it up the right way!!

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any material that contains hazardous substances which when improperly discarded from homes may threaten human health or the environment due to its chemical nature. Examples of HHW include fluorescent bulbs, household batteries, cleaners, pool chemicals, herbicides / pesticides and oil based paint to name a few. Improper handling and disposal of HHW can result in serious accidents to children, refuse haulers / disposal site workers, and fire fighters. Industries follow strict regulations to ensure humans, animals, and the environment are not harmed. Home owners need to handle and dispose of HHW properly also.

DON’T: Throw it in the trash – Pour it down the kitchen sink – Flush it down the toilet – Pour it on the ground or down the gutter or storm drain! Household Hazardous Waste Logo

Bring it to:
Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (DHHWCF)
2500 Pittsburg-Antioch Highway
(On Arcy Lane across from Goodwill)
Pittsburg, CA 94509 (925) 756-1990
Open Thursday though Saturdays - 9 am to 4 pm

Click here to visit their website.


For a brochure/magnet or additional information, contact DHHWCF or the City.

Remember when transporting to DHHWCF:

  • Keep it in its original container
  • Make sure the container is not leaking
  • DO NOT bring explosives, ammunition, biomedical waste or radioactive materials.

CALIFORNIA LAW PROHIBITS TRANSPORTING MORE THAN 15 GALLONS OR 125 LBS. OF HHW

Eligible communities to use the HHW facility include: Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Pittsburg, and unincorporated areas of East Contra Costa County.

Last updated: 11/13/2012 3:14:01 PM