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Ammunition includes bullets or rounds used in firearms and guns.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Call your local police or sheriff's department for turn-in instructions.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Sheriff's Office - Eden Township Substation 15001 Foothill Blvd San Leandro Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Call first to see if it can be accepted.
Contra Costa County Sherrif Martinez Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Interco 10 Fox Industrial Drive Madison Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Commercial recycler of brass shells. Interco recycles brass shell casings and small munitions to recover brass, aluminum, some steel, and lead. The Interco facility boasts a metals separation line that pulls any ferrous metals out while sorting the different nonferrous industrial metals — in particular brass, aluminum and lead — during the recycling brass shells process. It is very important to sell scrap ammunition because the metal can be recycled to reuse several times. Basic components of ammunition that recycle include shell casings, bullet noses, cartridges, and ammo cans.

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