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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


  1. Sewage, swimming pools, restaurants/mobile food preparation vehicles, monitoring wells, groundwater testing, drilling, biohazard/needle disposal:
    • Please contact the Environment Health Office at 925-692-2500
  2. Garbage strewn about, bags of garbage, debris. Depending on incorporated or not incorporated county property, call local garbage company or county public works
    Garbage companies:
    • BFI (Antioch, Pacheco, Rodeo, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, bay Point, Benicia, Clyde) 925-685-4716.
    • Bayview Refuse (Kensington0 925-237-4617
    • Brentwood Disposal (Brentwood) 925-634-6900
    • Valley Waste Management (Alamo, Danville, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Moraga, Orinda) 925- 603-1144
    • Richmond Sanitary District (El Sobrante, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo) 510-235-2212
    • Pacific Rim (Clayton) 925-372-8524
    • El Cerrito 510-215-4359
    • Concord Disposal (Concord, Pittsburg, Oakley, Discovery Bay) 925-682-9113
    • County Public Works 925-313-2000
  3. Bad smell in air
    • Bay Area Regional Air Quality Board Complaints: 800-334-6367
  4. Rats, Mice, Raccoons, Bats, Skunks, etc.
    • Mosquito and Vector Control District 925-685-9301
  5. Mold problems
  6. Where can I take my paint cans, fluorescent light bulbs, used motor oil, batteries, antifreeze, pesticides, etc.
    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites:
    • East County (Bay Point, Antioch, Pittsburg, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Brentwood) 925-756-1990
    • West County (Rodeo, Hercules, Pinole, El Sobrante, San Pablo, Richmond, El Cerrito, Kensington, Crockett, Port Costa) 888-412-9277
    • Central County (San Ramon, Blackhawk, Danville, Alamo, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Clayton, Clyde, Martinez) 800-646-1431
  7. Disposal Of Household Medications
  8. Where can I take my TV, computer, stove, microwave, hot water heater, air conditioner, etc?
    • Contra Costa Transfer and Recovery Station: 925-313-8900 (possible fee)
    • Community Development Dept. Solid Waste Hotline: 800-750-4096 (possible fee)
  9. Where can I dispose of creosote and pressure treated wood?
    • Altamont Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility (Livermore) 925-455-7300
    • Stockton 209-466-5192
  10. Where to take Household Hazardous Waste
    There are main locations:
    • East County - 2500 Pittsburg/Antioch Highway, Antioch, CA 94509, 925-759-1991
    • Central County - Central Sanitary District, 4797 Imhoff Place, Martinez, CA 94553, 800-646-1431
    • West County - 101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond, CA, 888-412-9277
  11. What are my rights as a renter regarding mold, chemicals, etc?