Dublin recognizes that there are significant environmental and human health impacts associated with products that contain toxic materials. These materials, when disposed of improperly, can be harmful to our community. As a result, certain items require special attention and should not be placed in your garbage receptacles and recycling bins. These items include hazardous waste for businesses and universal waste. Below you will find helpful links and information on those items.
Many products commonly found in the home or business contain materials that are harmful when improperly disposed. These products are considered hazardous waste and can pollute our land and water. These items are not allowed to be disposed of in the trash, recycling, down the drain, or on the ground.
Examples of Hazardous Waste Include:
Fluorescent tubes or bulbs
Non-empty aerosol cans
Paint, varnish, stain
Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer
Hazardous Waste Collection
Through the Alameda County Environmental Health Department, small businesses may qualify for hazardous waste disposal services. To find out if you qualify for this service, call the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program at 800-606-6606 or visit Stop Waste.
Universal waste is hazardous waste that contains mercury, lead, cadmium, copper and other substances harmful to human and environmental health. In general, universal waste may not be discarded in your trash or recycling bins because these items are banned from landfills in California.
Examples of Universal Waste include:
Many other electronic items
There are a number of places where you can dispose of universal/hazardous waste in Alameda County, please visit Stop Waste for more information.