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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Safe Needle Disposal

It's important to dispose of used needles in a safe manner. Contact the facilities below for more details about their services.

East County

Delta Hazardous Waste Facility
2500 Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, Antioch, CA

East County residents may call to request a free BD Home Sharps container by mail. The container holds 70-100 insulin syringes or 300 pen needles. When the container is full, simply return to the facility and receive another.

West County

West County Hazardous Waste Disposal
101 Pittsburg Ave., Richmond, CA

Will accept household sharps waste and issue sharps containers for West Contra Costa residents.

For all Contra Costa Residents

Sutter Regional Medical Foundation Laboratory
4053 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94509

Search for local medical and sharps waste disposal sites

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Medical Waste Management