The Hayward Household Hazardous Waste Facility has reopened

September 22, 2020

The Hayward Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility has officially reopened after a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Alameda County residents can safely dispose of their household hazardous waste by making an appointment for contactless drop-off at the facility.

Items like electronics, small appliances, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, paints, pesticides, cleaners and other household hazardous waste should always be disposed of at an HHW facility. Labels including words like "danger," "warning," "caution," "poisonous," and "flammable" also indicate a product must be disposed of at a hazardous waste facility. Dropping these items off at an HHW will help keep your home and community toxin-free.

Another way to keep your home toxin-free is by making your own non-toxic cleaning and gardening products. Check out StopWaste’s website to view recipes for homemade all-purpose cleaners, weed killers, and other products.

Trips to the Hayward HHW are by appointment only, Thursday through Saturday. View the COVID safety rules for visiting the facility and schedule your drop-off appointment on the StopWaste website, or by calling 1-800-606-6606. The facility is located at 2091 West Winton Ave. in Hayward. If you aren’t sure if a specific type of item can be disposed of at the HHW, visit this resource.