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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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FREE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF IN OAKLAND: SUNDAY AUG. 15
Online Registration is Required for event, which is limited to households, not businesses

Berkeley, California (Friday, August 13, 2021) - Berkeleyans can make their home safer by getting rid of paint, fuels, electronics and other household hazardous waste and dropping it off for free at an Oakland site near San Leandro.

Untended chemicals can pose a danger to people, animals and your property. Take advantage of this opportunity close to home.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off
Sunday August 15
9am to 1pm
Appointment required
Address provided with registration
Face covering and driver's license required

This event, which is being coordinated by StopWaste.org, is open only to Alameda County residents. Businesses can take part in other programs.

If you cannot make the one-day event, find a drop-off location that's convenient to you.

What's OK to bring

The following items can be brought to the drop-off event: 

The following items won’t be accepted:

  • Treated wood waste including railroad ties, click for more information
  • Asbestos
  • Compressed gas cylinders other than propane
  • Large appliances (such as air conditioners, refrigerators, stoves, washers, etc.)
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Smoke detectors
  • Explosives (such as ammunition, fireworks, marine flares, gunpowder)
  • Radioactives

For disposal options search Recycle Where? Questions? Call 800-606-6606.

Let's do our part to keep our land and water free of hazardous waste. Make an appointment to drop off your household hazardous waste on Sunday August 15.

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