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Toxics Management Division
Toxics Management Division

 Berkeley, Alameda County, and Bay Area Environmental Programs

The following list contains contact information for the various environmental programs within Berkeley, Alameda County, and the Bay Area.

Abandoned Vehicles (510) 981-6300
Asbestos spill on a roadway (510) 981-7460
• After hours, call 9-1-1
Berkeley Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (BCLPPP) (510) 981-5399
BCLPPP website
Drug Lab 9-1-1
Endangerment to Public Health or Emergency Response 9-1-1
Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP)
Download HMBP Information & Instructions (PDF)
(510) 981-7460
Hazardous Waste Generator Application (510) 981-7460
Illegal Lead Paint Removal (public) (510) 981-5289
Manufactured Nanoscale Materials
Click here to download the Disclosure Guidelines
(510) 981-7460
Monitoring Well and Soil Boring Permit
Download Subsurface Drilling Permit Application from this link
(510) 981-7460
Pollution of Storm Drains or Stream Systems (510) 981-7460
• After hours, call 9-1-1
Recycling of Oil Products
Click here for list of Used Oil Recycling locations
(510) 981-7460
Sewer Leaks (510) 981-6300
Toxic Release Complaint Line – non-emergency (8 am – 5 pm) (510 ) 981-7460
Underground Storage Tank (UST) Hazardous Substances Questions (510) 981-7460
UST Removal, Installation, Modification – Permit Service Center (510) 981-7500
Alameda County 
Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (ACLPPP) (510) 567-8280
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites:
Visit HHW web site from this link
(510) 670-6460
Proper Use of Pesticides (510) 670-5232
Safe Disposal of Medication:
Click here for the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s website
(510) 558-7285
Small Quantity Business Generator Waste Disposal Sites (510) 670-6460
Bay Area
Asbestos Concerns (Airborne) (415) 749-5000
Exhaust Fume From Vehicles 800-EXHAUST
or 800-394-2878
Illegal Lead Paint Removal (worker safety) - OSHA (510) 622-2916
Odor/Air Pollution Complaints:
Click here to go to the BAAQMD home page
(800) 334-6367
24-Hour Complaint Hotline
Radioactive Materials Release (415) 744-2000
(EPA 24-hr hotline)

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