Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste is created when common products that contain toxic chemicals and/or that can cause harmful reactions are no longer wanted or needed. Read here to learn more.

Commercial Hazardous Waste Programs

California State and Federal law requires all business and industries that generate, store or accumulate hazardous waste to comply with regulations for proper treatment, storage and disposal of these wastes.

Very Small Quantity Generator Program (VSQG)

Generators of small quantities of hazardous waste may be conditionally exempt from many of these regulations if they ensure delivery of the waste to permitted hazardous waste management facilities or to temporary collection facilities.

West County businesses generating less than 27 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month may participate in the Very Small Quantity Generator Program (VSQG) at the West Contra Costa Permanent HHW Facility located in Richmond. Fees apply.  Fill out this form. Click here to learn additional information on requirements for program use, or call 1-888-412-9277.


Hazardous Waste Fee Waivers 

RecycleMore offers HHW fee waivers to schools and non-profits.
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FREE Business Consulting and Waste Audits

One of our most popular resources is our onsite audits which will give you a better idea of how you can reduce your workplace’s use of hazardous items.

  • Businesses that are interested in finding more ways to reduce waste and recycle more can contact RecycleMore for a free waste audit.
  • Staff will provide an on-site assessment and recommend ways to green your bottom line.

Please contact RecycleMore staff to schedule an audit.