Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are hand-held household and portable extinguishers containing ABC extinguishing agent (powder).

Household Hazardous Waste

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

Consider extending the life of your fire extinguisher through refurbishing, repair, and/or recharging with a company specializing in servicing fire extinguishers. Information on fire extinguishers, California code for busineses, on boats.

After using an extinguisher, it must be recharged.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
City of Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Station Program 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Only 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per visit. Must be a Palo Alto resident, proof of residency is required.
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
Best Equipment Company: Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service 3101 San Pablo Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Recharges while you wait. Fee for service.
Acme Fire Extinguisher 1305 Fruitvale Ave
b/t 13th St & 14th St
Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Refills, repairs & recycling. Fee for service.
Arrow Fire Protection 3330 Seldon Ct
Suite A
Fremont Repair Pick-up for a Fee Mobile service fore residents and businesses. Fire extinguisher testing, maintenance, and training. Facility inspections for fire safety. Fire cabinet sales. Fire sprinkler testing and maintenance.
Reliable Fire Extinguisher Company PO Box 3461 Redwood City Repair Pick-up for a Fee Mobile fire extinguisher service. Recharging of all types, inspections, annual certification, six year teardown, hydrostatic testing, citation corrections.
Cylinder Recyclers 4355 Sunshine Rd Georgetown Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial generators. Does not service residences.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Accepted: Resident generated up to 10 lbs. Possibly vintage C02 or water-types. Not accepted: Fire extinguishers from businesses or landlords, hard-piped or automatic (attached to a restaurant-type stove hood).
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
#G
Sacramento Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off Accepted: Commercial and residential types up to 10 lbs each. Possibly vintage C02 or water-types. Not accepted: Fire extinguishers from businesses or landlords, hard-piped or automatic (attached to a restaurant-type stove hood).
Freon Free 1881 Walters Ct Suite A Fairfield Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Services them
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off  Accepted: Resident generated up to 10 lbs. Possibly vintage C02 or water-types. Not accepted: Fire extinguishers from businesses or landlords, hard-piped or automatic (attached to a restaurant-type stove hood).
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  Accepted: Resident generated up to 10 lbs. Possibly vintage C02 or water-types. Not accepted: Fire extinguishers from businesses or landlords, hard-piped or automatic (attached to a restaurant-type stove hood).
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.

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