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Wood - Treated

Treated wood is wood treated with a chemical for the purpose of resisting decay. Examples include pressure-treated dimensional lumber, creosote-treated railroad ties, and telephone poles.

Household Hazardous Waste

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

Pressure treatedpreserved wood, or treated wood waste (including the sawdust), referred to as TWW, has preserving chemicals like arsenic. Common uses of TWW are fence posts, sill plates, landscape timbers, pilings, guardrails, decking, and railroad ties.

TWWDisposal.org has fact sheets and outreach materials on the appropriate handing, disposal, and other management of TWW for facilities that may receive or handle treated wood waste.

Painted, engineered, stained, laquered, plywood/composite, and wood painted with "copper green" wood may go in the garbage. 

 

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Ox Mountain Landfill 12310 San Mateo Rd Half Moon Bay Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off Call first for details.
Philip Services Corp. (PSC) 395 W. Channel Rd Benicia Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Potrero Hills Landfill 3675 Potrero Hills Lane Suisun City Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up Call first for details.
Ramos Environmental 1515 South River Road West Sacramento Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
RB Construction 893 Boggs Terrace Fremont Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up Offer soil remediation services
Recycling Center & Transfer Station - Contra Costa Waste Service 1300 Loveridge Rd. Pittsburg Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off 1. Enter the Construction and Demolition Scale to the left after the first stop sign at the facility. 2. Notify the scale attendant you have Treated Wood Waste. 3. The scale attendant will inspect your load and direct you where to dump it. 4. Complete the quick customer form (https://mdrr.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/AB-332-TREATED-WOOD-WASTE-CUSTOMER-FORM_10062021.pdf) and submit it to the scale while completing your transaction.
Restec Contractors Inc. 22959 Kidder Street Hayward Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up Visit website or call for information on specific materials accepted
Restoration Management Company 4142 Point Eden Way Hayward Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Sonoma County Transfer Station (Annapolis) 33549 Annapolis Rd Annapolis Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off DTSC Variance 3/11/21. Call first for details.
Sonoma County Transfer Station (Guerneville) 13450 Pocket Drive Guerneville Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off DTSC variance 3/11/21. Call first for details.
Sonoma County Transfer Station (Healdsburg) 166 Alexander Valley Road Healdsburg Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off DTSC variance 3/11/21. Call first for details.
Sonoma County Transfer Station (Sonoma) 4376 Stage Gulch Road Sonoma Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off DTSC variance 3/11/21. Call first for details.
Stericycle (Hayward) 30542 San Antonio St Hayward Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Stericycle (San Jose) 189 Stauffer Blvd San Jose Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Univar USA/ChemCare 2256 Junction Ave San Jose Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Vasco Road Landfill & Recycling Drop-off 4001 N. Vasco Rd. Livermore Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off Call or email asking for TWW form and instructions before you go. Call Patricia Moreno 209-547-7590 and leave a vm with your email to be sent details. All Republic Services landfills require generators with variance to create an new Express Waste profile, complete and attach the Republic TWW form, and also attach a copy of the generator's variance. Pricing $125-$150/ton; minimum charge per job is $500. Resident min. fees are $400-$500 for less than 50lbs. (4/1/2021)
Veolia Environmental Services 1125 Hensley St Richmond Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up

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