Hazardous wastes generated by residents and businesses are reaching our waterways through sewers, storm drains, and landfills. To help prevent pollution to our water environment, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District and Mountain View Sanitary District partnered in 1997 to open a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility in Martinez. If you're like most people, you probably have hazardous waste products somewhere in your home or business, such as common cleaning agents; personal care products; automotive care products; paint products; and miscellaneous home, garden, and pest control products. When you've finished using these products, don't discard them in your regular garbage. Do the right thing for the environment and take them to the HHW facility. The drive-through service is fast and efficient, offered free of charge to residents, with appointments available to businesses for just a nominal fee. The facility also includes a reuse room that contains items in their original containers that are available free of charge and suitable for reuse.
Items NOT accepted at the facility include medical waste, sharps, and medications; wastes contaminated with PCB's at more than 50 parts-per-million (note: fluorescent light ballasts containing PCB's will be accepted); radioactive material; explosive waste; compressed gas cylinders (BBQ style propane tanks are accepted); and electronic waste.
The facility is located at 4797 Imhoff Place in Martinez, and is open Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for residents (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the reuse room); and Monday - Saturday by appointment only for small businesses. For a complete list of what is accepted at the facility and other information, please visit www.centralsan.org
and click on the link to Household Hazardous Waste, or call 1-800-646-1431.