Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?

Household Hazardous Waste are products commonly used in the home that contain potentially hazardous ingredients. These products are required under State law to be disposed of properly. Therefore, it is illegal to dispose of HHW in the garbage, pour down any stormdrain, or to pour on the ground. Fremont offers convenient and free alternatives to dispose of HHW for Alameda County Residents.

Acceptable Items for Drop Off

Paint Adhesives Auto Garden Miscellaneous
  • Stain
  • Shellac
  • Solvents
  • Thinners
  • Additives
  • Oil Paint
  • Latex Paint
  • Putty
  • Caulk
  • Epoxy
  • Mortar
  • Stucco
  • Cement
  • Wood Glue
  • Fuel
  • Waxes
  • Batteries
  • Additives
  • Motor Oil
  • Oil Filters
  • Antifreeze
  • Sprays
  • Fertilizers
  • Ant Traps
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Rat Poison
  • Gopher Bait
  • Propane
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Acids and Caustics
  • Household Batteries
  • Bleach and Cleaners
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
Prohibited Items: Medical Waste, Asbestos, Treated Wood, Radioactive Waste/Materials, Explosives, Fireworks, Ammunition, Marine Flares, and expired medications that contain Controlled Substances.


Sharps are accepted in approved sharps containers. Approved containers may be found at local pharmacies and/or clinics. For more information about the new Sharps disposal law visit CalRecycle. Read about the Importance of Safe Sharps Disposal.


To see how to dispose of unused and expired medications visit  MED-Project .

Drop-off Facility Location & Information

Hours of Operation Location Contact Information
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Sunday - Tuesday Closed
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station
41149 Boyce Rd.
Fremont, CA 94538
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Ph: (800) 606-6606
For Business Hazardous
 Waste call (510) 670-6460

Additional Information
For information about drop off, acceptability, and locations of other Alameda County facilities visit Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste or call them at 800-606-6606.