It will be easier for Pleasanton residents to drop off their household hazardous waste in the new year beginning today.
That's because the household hazardous waste drop-off center in Livermore has added more regular hours and added acceptance of electronic waste. In addition, it will host mobile one-day drop-off events later in 2015.
County officials said the changes are designed to make disposing of household hazardous waste more convenient and increase the capture of such toxic materials for proper disposal.
The improvements include keeping the Livermore facility open every Friday and Saturday.
Among the new materials that will be accepted at the drop-off center are electronic waste such as computers, radios and televisions.
In addition, multi-family property owners can now bring hazardous waste from property maintenance work or from their tenants to the drop-off center free of charge. Dropping off waste for single-family residents already is free.
County officials said their household hazardous waste program provides safe, legal, environmentally sound collection and disposal services for residential household hazardous waste such as paint, varnish, cleaners, herbicides and pesticides.
Improper disposal of such wastes is illegal, often dangerous and can detract from residential property values, county officials said.
The Livermore drop-off facility is open to county residents and no appointments are needed for single-family residents.
However, multi-family property owners must make an appointment and follow guidelines available at www.StopWaste.org/hhw/
The Livermore facility is located at 5584 La Ribera St. and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.