Household Hazardous Waste

Hayward is one of four cities in Alameda County with its own Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility. The Hayward Facility is operated by StopWaste, an Alameda County public agency, and is free for Hayward residents.

See below for drop-off hours, no appointment needed!

Location and Drop-Off Hours

The Hayward HHW Facility is located at 2091 West Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94545 (map)

Click here for packing and drop-off instructions.

2023 Drop-Off Hours
Thursday and Friday: 9 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM

Holiday Closures in 2023:
Thanksgiving Week: Thursday Nov 23 - Saturday Nov 25
Christmas Week: Thurs Dec 28 through Sat Dec 30

Questions? Call 800.606.6606

What You Can & Can't Drop-off

Click here for additional information about what you can and can't drop off at HHW. (Información en español)

Common Hazardous Items

  • Electronics
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Paints
  • Garden Supplies and Pest Control
  • Oil, Gasoline, Auto Fluids
  • Propane
  • Cleaners
  • Sharps Containers

Drop-Off Locations for Unwanted Prescription Drugs and Medicines

Prescription drugs and medicines are not accepted at HHW. However, prescription drugs and medications can be dropped off for free at a number of self-service kiosks and pharmacy locations.

Visit to learn how to properly dispose of these items.

Drop-off Locations for Medications

Business Hazardous Waste

Hayward businesses can check here to see if they are eligible to drop off.

Additional Resources

  • Visit RE:Source to learn more about how to properly dispose of other household waste, including furniture, appliances, clothing, mattresses, styrofoam, and more!
  • Visit StopWaste to learn more about reducing waste and using water, energy, and other resources efficiently.