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Household Hazardous & E-Waste Programs

Household Hazardous Waste Has Its Place... And it's not inside any Livermore Sanitation collection bin.

Please bring hazardous items to Alameda County’s local collection facility. Drop-off is free. Visit www.household-hazwaste.org for information.

The County accepts the following:

  • Pesticides
  • Automotive batteries and fluids
  • Fertilizers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Photo chemicals
  • Paint/varnish
  • Toxic cleaning products
  • Mercury-containing items (thermometers & fluorescent lamps for example)
  • Medications
  • Sharps/Needles (must be properly contained)

Livermore Sanitation does offer curbside pickup for motor oil, household batteries, and cell phones. Please review the handling instructions below:

  • Motor oil should be contained in 1-gallon jugs that are clearly marked and tightly sealed. You can contact us to arrange for free delivery of oil jugs & filter bags. We’ll collect 2 jugs per household each week and will leave a replacement jug and filter bag behind. Please place your oil/filter next to (NOT INSIDE) your recycling cart for collection.
  • Household batteries should be placed inside a clear zipper-locked bag and placed on top of your blue cart on collection day. We'll collect alkaline and pile lithium batteries including A, AA, AAA, C, D, 6-volt, 9-volt, rechargeable, camera, watch, hearing aid, calculator and similar. Please put a piece of tape over the positive terminal on all batteries before placing in a bag.
  • Cell phones should also be placed inside a clear zipper-locked bag and placed on top of your blue cart on collection day. Do not bag batteries and cell phones together.

E-Waste Disposal Options


Electronics need special handling. You can properly dispose of a limited amount of e-waste through the Cleanup program or by requesting a special collection. You may also wish to visit California Department of Resources Recycling (CalRecycle) for a list of certified e-waste collectors.