Hazardous Material

Recycling Terms

The following is a list of recyclable materials. Click any item on the list to display a list of companies that recycle that type of material.
  • Acetone
  • Acids & Caustics
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Ammunition
  • Antifreeze / Propylene Glycol
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries: Auto / Lead Acid
  • Batteries: Buttons (Hearing Aid)
  • Batteries: Household (Flashlight)
  • Batteries: Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, Li-ion
  • Batteries: Rechargeable
  • Bleach & Cleaners
  • Chemicals
  • Cleansers
  • Contaminated Soils
  • Contaminated Water
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Explosives
  • Fertilizers
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Flares
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs - Compact
  • Fluorescent Lighting Ballasts
  • Fluorescent Tubes / Lamps
  • Freon / HCFC / Refrigerants
  • Fuel
  • Gasoline
  • Glues
  • Hair Spray
  • Hazardous Materials & Wastes
  • Herbicides
  • Household Hazardous Wastes
  • Kerosene / Fuel
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Medications / Pharmaceuticals
  • Mercury
  • Motor Oil
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Needles / Sharps
  • Oil Filters
  • Oils - Engine/Motor
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Paint Thinners
  • Paint: Acrylic
  • Paint: Latex
  • Paint: Lead
  • Paint: Oil Based
  • Paint: Spray
  • Painted / Treated Wood
  • PCBs / Polychlorinated Biphenyls
  • Pesticides
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Poisons
  • Polishes
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane Gas Cans: Single Use
  • Propane Gas Tanks: Refillable
  • Railroad Ties: Scrap
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Solvents
  • Spray Cans
  • Thermometers: Mercury
  • Thinners
  • Toner / Developer
  • Waxes
  • Window Cleaner

  • Didn't find what you were looking for?  Try searching Alameda County's Recycling & Reuse Options.

    If it is not recyclable, please assure that you dispose of material properly through your garbage collection company or a permitted Transfer Station or Landfill.  To report illegal dumping, call 1-800-NO-DUMPING.

    Back to Contra Costa County Waste Reduction & Recycling Home Page

    County Recycling Hotline: 1 (800) 750-4096 -or- cccrecycle@yahoo.com

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