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Hazardous Waste

FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Mattress Collection Event (Richmond, CA) – ONE DAY ONLY!

Saturday, September 24, 2022

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Residents may drop-off solvents at the West County HHW Collection Facility.

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Never Dump Down the Drain

Keep drinking water supplies clean by not dumping solvents down the drain. Solvents can threaten human health and poison fish species by leaching into lakes and rivers.

Ways to Reduce


Switch to a Water-Based Solvent

Unlike organic food, organic solvents are the less healthy choice since they are known carcinogens. Try switching to water-based solvents that do not contain benzene, carbon tetrachloride, or trichloroethylene.