It's illegal to put hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides, batteries, electronics, and fluorescent bulbs in the trash. Richmond residents can dispose of household hazardous waste conveniently and for free
at the West County Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Richmond.
West County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility
101 Pittsburg Avenue
Open Thursdays, Fridays, and the first Saturday of the month
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mobile Collection for Seniors
- Car batteries
- CD players
- Cell phones
- CPUs and peripherals
- Fats, oil and grease
- Fluorescent lights
- Household batteries (You may also drop off household batteries at Richmond Fire Stations and other locations)
- Mercury thermometers
- Photo chemicals
- Solvents & thinners
- TVs and computer monitors
- Used motor oil & filters
- VCRs and DVD players
Free HHW pickup services are available for persons of age 60 or older and persons with disabilities through the West Contra Costa County HHW mobile collection program
(Informacion sobre la recogida movil).
Sharps and Medicines
Expired medications such as pills, syrups, and inhalers, and sharps such as needles, syringes, and lancets can also be disposed of for free at the HHW Facility. Call 1-888-412-9277 to receive a free sharps container in the mail.
Used Motor Oil & Filters
Free Oil Change Kit
Call Richmond Sanitary Service at 510-262-1655 for a free oil change kit and to schedule a pick-up. Set out a full oil jug and filter bag in view of or near the curb on your scheduled oil collection day.
Local Companies that Accept Used Motor Oil
View a list of local companies
that accept used motor oil for recycling.