Hazardous Waste Disposal and Special Programs

The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District has a business program for hazardous waste. It is illegal to put hazardous waste into any dumpster or cart (landfill, recycle, or organics). This includes batteries, motor oil, paint, pesticides, cleaning chemicals, etc.

  • Paint
    You can also check www.paintcare.org to see if there's a local drop-off site for old paint. Many paint stores and hardware stores take them back at no charge.
  • Electronic Waste
    It is illegal to put e-waste into any of our dumpsters. Businesses can also schedule an e-waste pick-up at no additional cost for most common types of e-waste; call 925-685-4711 to schedule the pick-up.
  • Medical Waste
    Syringes, needles, lancets, and medicines must be disposed of properly. Local drop-off sites include most fire stations and police stations, and some city halls. Check the Sharps page at Recycle Smart for a complete list.
  • Bulky waste pick-up
    Call Republic Services at 925-685-4711 to schedule.
  • Construction & Demolition
    Concrete, wood, metal, sheet rock, cardboard, asphalt, carpet & padding, tile, roofing demo materials, and more. If your business is doing some remodeling or construction projects, CCCSWA and member cities require that you recycle at least 65%. We can provide a C&D debris box for you, which we take to our C&D sort facility in Richmond, which achieves over an 80% recovery rate. For more information regarding construction and demolition recycling, contact:
    Norman Bumgarner, Construction Representative
    Republic Services
  • LEED Certification
    We can help ensure you receive proper documentation verifying that what you deliver to us meets all necessary LEED requirements. We can also provide waste characterization studies and audits.
  • Green Business Program
    You can become a certified green business through the Contra Costa Green Business Program. This free, voluntary program provides access to resources to help your business reduce waste, conserve energy and water, and prevent pollution. Register here: www.greenbusinessca.org.
  • Paint
    You can also check www.paintcare.org to see if there’s a local drop-off site for old paint. Many paint stores and hardware stores take them back at no charge.

Battery Recycling
Recycle BatteriesBusinesses and residents can drop off household batteries at one of the many collection locations in Central Contra Costa County

  • Alamo
    CVS/Pharmacy, 3158 Danville Blvd.
  • Blackhawk
    CVS/Pharmacy, 3420 Camino Tassajara
  • Danville
    CVS/Pharmacy, 650 San Ramon Valley
    Danville Music, 115 Town and Country Dr.
    Walgreen's, 611 San Ramon Valley
  • Lafayette
    CVS/Pharmacy, 22 Orinda Way
    Ace Hardware, 3311 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
  • Moraga
    Ace Hardware, 1409 Moraga Rd.
    CVS/Pharmacy, 1480 Moraga Rd. #D CVS/Pharmacy, 580 Moraga Rd.
  • Orinda
    CVS/Pharmacy, 50 Moraga Way
    Rite Aid, 27 Orinda Way
  • Walnut Creek
    Ace Hardware, 2044 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
    CVS/Pharmacy, 1123 S. California Blvd.
    CVS/Pharmacy, 1914 Tice Valley Blvd.
    CVS/Pharmacy, 738 Bancroft Rd.
    Rite Aid, 1526 Palos Verde Mall