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  • Automotive
    • AntifreezeAntifreeze
    • Motor OilMotor Oil
    • Oil FiltersOil Filters
    • TiresTires
  • Batteries
    • Car BatteriesBatteries - Automotive or Boat
    • Household BatteriesBatteries - Household - Non-rechargeable
    • Rechargeable BatteriesBatteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs)
  • Bulky
    • Large Broken AppliancesMajor Household Appliances - Non-working
    • MattressesMattresses & Box Springs
    • Old FurnitureFurniture - Non-working
  • Construction
    • Dirt & SoilSoil - Clean
    • DrywallDrywall
    • InsulationInsulation - Used
    • Mixed DebrisMixed Debris
    • PlywoodWood - Engineered/Composite
    • Untreated WoodWood - Untreated
  • Electronics
    • Cell Phones (Broken)Cell Phones - Non-working
    • ComputersComputers - Working
    • Monitors (Working)Computer Monitors - Working
    • Non-working ElectronicsElectronics - Non-working
    • Televisions (Working)Television - Working
  • Glass
    • Broken GlasswareGlassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
    • Compact Fluorescent BulbsLight Bulbs - CFLs
    • Plate GlassPlate Glass
  • Hazardous
    • CleanersHousehold Cleaners
    • Compact Fluorescent BulbsLight Bulbs - CFLs
    • Fire ExtinguishersFire Extinguishers
    • PesticidesHazardous Materials & Wastes
    • Propane CylindersCompressed Gas Cylinders - Refillable
    • Smoke DetectorsSmoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Non-working
  • Medical
    • Needles & SyringesNeedles & Syringes
    • Over-the-counter DrugsMedications
    • Prescription DrugsMedications
  • Metal
    • Large Appliances (Working)Major Household Appliances - Working
    • Large Broken AppliancesMajor Household Appliances - Non-working
    • Scrap MetalScrap Metal
  • Organic Waste
    • Christmas TreesChristmas Trees
    • Food ScrapsFood Scraps
    • Yard DebrisYard Trimmings & Plant Debris
  • Paint
    • Empty Paint ContainersPaint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
    • Old Spray PaintAerosol Can - Non-empty
    • Unopened PaintPaint - Interior & Exterior - New/Unopened
    • Used PaintPaint - Interior & Exterior - Non-empty
  • Plastic
    • Bubble WrapBubble Wrap
    • CDs and DVDsCD/DVD - Commercially Made - Working
    • Plastic BagsPlastic Bags
    • VHS TapesCassette & VHS Tapes - Commercially Made - Working

Item Index

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A

  • ABS Plastic
  • Aerosol Can - Empty
  • Aerosol Can - Non-empty
  • Agricultural Plastics & Film
  • Air Conditioner - Non-working
  • Air Conditioner - Working
  • Air Mattress - Non-working
  • Aluminum Cans - CRV
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
  • Ammunition
  • Antifreeze
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials
  • Asbestos
  • Aseptic Packs
  • Ashes - Grill/Fireplace
  • Asphalt
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Non-working
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Working
  • Auto Glass
  • Auto Parts & Scrap
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working

B

  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Working
  • Balloons - Used
  • Barbeque Grill - Non-working
  • Bath Tub
  • Bathroom Fixtures
  • Batteries - Automotive or Boat
  • Batteries - Electric Vehicle
  • Batteries - Household - Non-rechargeable
  • Batteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs)
  • Batteries - Industrial
  • Batteries - Solar Power Storage
  • Beverage Containers - Mixed
  • Bicycle - Non-working
  • Bicycle - Scrap & Parts
  • Bicycle - Working
  • Bimetal Cans - CRV
  • Bimetal Cans - Non-CRV
  • Blueprint Paper
  • Boat Upholstery - Non-working
  • Books - Children's
  • Books - Hard Cove
  • Books - Hard Cover
  • Books - Hard Cover - Non-working
  • Books - Soft Cover
  • Books - Soft Cover - Non-working
  • Books - Textbooks
  • Bricks
  • Bricks - Broken
  • Bubble Envelopes - Paper or Mylar
  • Bubble Envelopes - Plastic
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Building Materials - Reclaimed/Reusable
  • Burlap

C

  • Cabinets - Working
  • Cables & Wires - Non-working
  • Cables & Wires - Working
  • Camera Film & Slides
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Non-working
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Working
  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard - Foil-lined
  • Cardboard - Waxed
  • Cardboard - Wet
  • Carpet
  • Carpet Padding
  • Cars & Boats
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Commercially Made - Working
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Non-working
  • CD/DVD - Commercially Made - Working
  • CD/DVD - Non-working/Non-commercial
  • CD/DVD Jewel Cases
  • Ceiling Tile
  • Cell Phones - Non-working
  • Cell Phones - Working
  • Ceramics & Pottery - Broken
  • Ceramics & Pottery - Working
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
  • Child Car Seats - Working/Non-Expired/Accident Free
  • Christmas Lights - Non-working
  • Christmas Lights - Working
  • Christmas Trees
  • Christmas Trees - Artificial
  • Cigarette Waste
  • Cinder Blocks
  • Cinder Blocks - Broken
  • Cleaning Wipes - Used
  • Clocks & Watches - Non-working
  • Clocks & Watches - Working
  • Cloth Diapers & Accessories
  • Clothes Hangers - Metal - Working
  • Clothes Hangers - Non-working
  • Clothes Hangers - Working
  • Clothing - Children's
  • Clothing - Good Condition
  • Clothing - Maternity & Nursing
  • Clothing - Poor Condition
  • Clothing - Undergarments - Non-working
  • Clothing - Undergarments - Working
  • Coffee Pods - Compostable
  • Coffee Pods - Metal/Plastic
  • Collectibles
  • Compostable Plastic Bags - BPI Certified
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders - Refillable
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders - Single-use/Non-working
  • Computer Accessories - Non-working
  • Computer Accessories - Working
  • Computer Monitors - Non-working
  • Computer Monitors - Working
  • Computers - Non-working
  • Computers - Working
  • Concrete
  • Concrete With Rebar
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats
  • Copy Machines - Non-working
  • Copy Machines - Working
  • Corks - Natural
  • Corks - Plastic/Synthetic

D

  • Dead Animals
  • Deconstruction Services
  • Dental Chair - Non-working
  • Dishwasher - Non-working
  • Dishwasher - Working
  • Disposable Diapers & Wipes - New
  • Disposable Diapers & Wipes - Used
  • Doors
  • Drums - Metal
  • Drums - Paper
  • Drums - Plastic
  • Dryer & Vacuum Lint
  • Drywall

E

  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Clean
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
  • Egg Cartons - Plastic
  • Electronics - Non-working
  • Electronics - Working
  • Envelopes - Paper
  • Espresso Machines - Non-working
  • Exercise Equipment - Non-working
  • Exercise Equipment - Working
  • Exit Signs - Non-working
  • Explosives
  • Eyeglasses

F

  • Facial Tissues - Used
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Hoses - Non-working
  • Flares - Marine
  • Flares - Road
  • Flooring - Non-working
  • Flooring - Working
  • Foam Padding
  • Food for Donation
  • Food Scraps
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
  • Food Service Ware - Reusables
  • Food Service Ware - Styrofoam Products
  • Food Service Ware - To-Go Cup Lids
  • Food Service Ware - Wood/Bamboo Products
  • Freezer - Non-working
  • Freezer - Working
  • Frozen Food Boxes
  • Fuel
  • Furniture - Non-working
  • Furniture - Small - Working
  • Furniture - Working

G

  • Game Cartridges - Non-working
  • Game Cartridges -Working
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Non-working
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Working
  • Garage Doors - Non-working
  • Gel Ice Packs
  • Gift Tissue Paper
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Working
  • Grandma's Fruitcake
  • Greeting Cards - Musical/Electronic Piece
  • Greeting Cards - Unused

H

  • Hair and Fur Trimmings
  • Hardware & Fasteners
  • Hazardous Materials & Wastes
  • Hearing Aids
  • Helium Tanks - Empty
  • Helium Tanks - Non-empty
  • Holiday & Seasonal Items - Working
  • Hoses - Garden/Rubber - Non-working
  • Hot Tub & Accessories - Non-working
  • Household Cleaners
  • Houseware - Non-working
  • Houseware - Working

I

  • Industrial Equipment
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Inks
  • Insulation - New/Unused
  • Insulation - Used

J

  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry - Non-working
  • Junk Mail Opt-Out

K

  • Keys
  • Kitchen Fixtures
  • Knives & Shears - Non-working

L

  • Lab Equipment
  • Lab Glassware - Poor Condition
  • Lab Glassware - Working
  • Lab Plastics - New/Unused
  • Lab Plastics - Used
  • Lacquers/Stains/Varnishes
  • Lava Rock
  • Lawnmower - Non-working
  • Lawnmower - Working
  • Lead Paint Chips
  • Lead-Painted Materials
  • Leather Remnants & Scraps
  • Light Bulbs - CFLs
  • Light Bulbs - Fluorescent Tubes
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
  • Light Bulbs - LED
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
  • Lighting Fixtures - Working
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Good Condition
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Poor Condition
  • Living Plants
  • Luggage - Non-working
  • Luggage - Working

M

  • Magazines
  • Major Household Appliances - Non-working
  • Major Household Appliances - Working
  • Mannequins
  • Manure
  • Marine Supplies & Equipment
  • Maternity & Nursing Supplies - Working
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
  • Medals/Trophies/Ribbons
  • Medical Equipment & Surplus
  • Medical Waste
  • Medications
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Mercury-Containing Items
  • Metal Bottle Caps
  • Metal Cans - Non-CRV
  • Metal Jar Lids
  • Metal Pipe
  • Metal Sinks & Toilets
  • Microscopes & Accessories - Non-working
  • Microwave - Non-working
  • Microwave - Working
  • Mirror - Broken
  • Mixed Debris
  • Motor Oil
  • Moving Boxes & Packing Materials
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Non-working
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Working

N

  • Nail polish - Empty
  • Nail polish - Non-empty
  • Needles & Syringes
  • Neon Lights
  • Newspaper
  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal

O

  • Office chairs - Non-working
  • Office Furniture/Equipment - Working
  • Oil Filters
  • Oil-filled Heaters - Non-working
  • Oxygen Cylinders

P

  • Packaged Food - Expired/Non-working
  • Packaged Foodgrade Liquids - Expired/ Non-working
  • Packing Peanuts - Starch-based
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
  • Paint - Interior & Exterior - New/Unopened
  • Paint - Interior & Exterior - Non-empty
  • Paint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
  • Pallets - Plastic - Reusable
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
  • Pallets - Wooden - Working
  • Paper
  • Paper - Carbon
  • Paper - Plastic Laminated
  • Paper - Shredded
  • Paper Bags
  • Paper Bags - Polycoated
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
  • Paper Receipts - Thermal
  • Paper Straws
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Paperboard Boxes/Tubes
  • Personal & Beauty Care Products - New/Unused
  • Personal Care & Beauty Packaging - Empty
  • Pet Supplies - Working
  • Pet Waste
  • Pet Waste - Vegetarian
  • Phonebooks
  • Photographs
  • Pianos and Organs - Non-working
  • Pianos and Organs - Working
  • Pill Bottles - Empty
  • Pillows - Bed
  • Pillows - Decorative
  • Pillows - Poor Condition
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Pizza Box - Non-greasy
  • Plant Pots - Broken
  • Plant Pots - Ceramic
  • Plant Pots - Plastic
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Bottle - CRV
  • Plastic Bottle - Non-CRV
  • Plastic Bucket
  • Plastic Corrugated Signs
  • Plastic Film & Wrap
  • Plastic Lids & Caps - Bottles and Jars
  • Plastic Packaging - Blisterpak
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Plastic Straws
  • Plastic Tarps
  • Plastic Wide Mouth Container
  • Plate Glass
  • Plexiglass
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies
  • Polyester Batting/Filling
  • Pool Cover - Non-working
  • Porcelain Toilets & Sinks
  • Pots & Pans - Non-working
  • Pots & Pans - Working
  • Printers/Faxes - Non-working
  • Printers/Faxes - Working
  • Propane Cylinders - 1 lb - Empty Single-use
  • Propane Cylinders - 1 lb - Refillable
  • Purses & Backpacks - Non-working
  • Purses & Backpacks - Working
  • PVC

R

  • Radios - Non-working
  • Rags - Paint/Chemical/Oil Soiled
  • Railroad Ties
  • Records
  • Refrigerator - Non-working
  • Refrigerator - Working
  • Reusable Bags
  • Rigid Plastics
  • Rock/Gravel - Clean
  • Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles
  • Roofing - Clay Tile
  • Roofing - Concrete Tile
  • Roofing - Tar & Gravel
  • Roofing - Wood Shingles
  • Roofing Materials - Reclaimed
  • Rubber Bands
  • Rubber Items
  • Rugs & Mats - Non-working
  • Rugs & Mats - Working

S

  • Sand
  • Satellite Dish - Non-working
  • Sawdust - Composite Wood/Painted Wood
  • Sawdust - Untreated Wood
  • School/Office Supplies - Working
  • Scrap Metal
  • Sewing Machine - Working
  • Sewing Machines - Non-working
  • Shoes - Good Condition
  • Shoes - Poor Condition
  • Shower Curtain Liners - Non-working
  • Single-use Personal Care & Beauty Products - Used
  • Single-use Personal Protective Equipment - Used
  • Small Engines - Non-working
  • Small Household Appliances - Non-working
  • Small Household Appliances - Working
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Non-working
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Soil - Clean
  • Soil - Contaminated
  • Solar Panels - Non-working
  • Solar Panels - Working
  • Sponges - Natural
  • Sponges - Synthetic
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
  • Sporting Goods - Working
  • Stove/Oven - Non-working
  • Stove/Oven - Working
  • Straw/Hay
  • Strawberry Baskets - Plastic
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Styrofoam Blocks
  • Styrofoam Sheets

T

  • Tape - Used
  • Tea Bags
  • Telephones
  • Television - Non-working
  • Television - Working
  • Tennis Balls - Non-working
  • Tents and Outdoor Gear - Non-working
  • Textiles - Good Condition/Size
  • Thermostats
  • Tile
  • Tire/Rubber Scraps
  • Tires
  • Tires - Bicycle
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Working
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Working
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Working
  • Toys & Games - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - Plastic Parts Only
  • Toys & Games - With Electronics
  • Toys & Games - With Electronics - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - Working
  • Transparency Film Plastic
  • Transport Containers - Reusable
  • Trash Compactor
  • Typewriters - Non-working
  • Typewriters - Working
  • Tyvek

V

  • Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Working
  • Vaporizers
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Non-working
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Working
  • Video Projectors - Non-working

W

  • Washer/Dryer - Non-working
  • Washer/Dryer - Working
  • Water Bottles - Reusable
  • Water Coolers - Non-working
  • Water Coolers - Working
  • Water Filters
  • Water Heaters - Non-working
  • Water Heaters - Working
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
  • Wedding Items
  • Wigs
  • Window Screens
  • Window Treatments - Non-working
  • Window Treatments - Working
  • Windows - Working
  • Wood - Engineered/Composite
  • Wood - Logs
  • Wood - Milling Services
  • Wood - Painted
  • Wood - Treated
  • Wood - Untreated
  • Wood Chips
  • Wood Scraps - Untreated
  • Wrapping Paper - Metallic
  • Wrapping Paper - Non-Metallic

X

  • X-Ray Film

Y

  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris

Hazardous Waste

This item is hazardous and requires proper disposal.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Pressure treated, preserved wood, or treated wood waste (including the sawdust), referred to as TWW, has preserving chemicals like arsenic, chromium, copper, creosote, and pentachlorophenol which are carcinogenic (toxic) and has tell-tale indentations. These chemicals help protect the wood from insect attack and fungal decay while it’s being used. Fence posts, sill plates, landscape timbers, pilings, guardrails, decking, and railroad ties are some examples. TWW does not include wood painted with "copper green." Painted, engineered, stained, laquered, plywood/composite wood may go in the garbage/landfill.

What do I have? Use the Department of Toxic Substance Control (CA) TWW Fact Sheet.

I'm having problems getting rid of my treated wood. What's going on?

The legislation that authorized the Alternative Management Standards (AMS) for treated wood waste (TWW) in Chapter 34 of the hazardous waste regulations will expire on December 31, 2020. Beginning on January 1, 2021, TWW will be a fully regulated California-only hazardous waste. AB 332 is a bill that could help fix the current problems with management of treated wood waste in California. DTSC understands that the change in status of treated wood waste and the sunset of the Alternative Management Standards has been disruptive and has caused frustration to many.

For the most up to date information on TWW, go to DTSC's TWW FAQ. Below are some highlights:

Do I have to take TWW to an approved facility as soon as I generate it? No, the accumulation of TWW (hazardous waste) for a minimum of 90-days is authorized regardless of who generates it, with additional 90 day allowances depending on generator status. Store it safely until there are reasonably priced local options hopefully by summer/fall. See FAQs for details.

Now that there are landfills and transfer stations with variances to accept TWW, should I store it or take it there? While landfill pricing is still high, local Transfer Station pricing is much more reasonable per yard and ton. Contact Berkeley and Pleasanton Transfer Stations directly for pricing.

What should I know before taking my treated wood to a landfill or transfer station for disposal? DTSC has posted a list of the landfills (aka disposal sites) and transfer stations (aka handlers)  that are accepting treated wood on our website. Here is the list of approved transporters of TWW (generally hazardous and solid waste hauling companies).There are over 70 companies statewide as of 4/22. These lists only includes the facilities & transporters that have asked to be on the website. There are many other facilities that have received a variance.

DTSC recommends that you call these sites and leave your email address in advance to make sure that you understand their acceptance requirements because: 1) some are accepting treated wood from commercial transporters that have a variance,and 2) some require a pre-approved waste profile prior to arriving at the landfill. Altamont and Vasco Landfills are requiring competing new Express profiles and competing their TWW form they will send you to complete, and attach a copy of your variance to your account.

Homeowners do not need a "variance" to take TWW to an approved transfer station or landfill, however, the facility 1) is required to provide you with a notice explaining the rules for proper hazardous waste transport (what TWW now is), and 2) must collect contact information from you to give to DTSC. The latter is to ensure repeat transporters go through the variance process.

To be placed on an a StopWaste list to be emailed once new local options are available, email info@stopwate.org with TWW List as the subject. 

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