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Health Advisory

Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit http://www.baaqmd.gov/

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
925-756-1990

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
1-888-412-9277

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
925-756-3400

Search for local medical and sharps waste disposal sites

Other Resources


See also:

Medical Waste Management