Pollution Prevention

Disposing of Unwanted Hazardous Waste & Medications

Only rainwater should go down storm drains. If you see anything else being dumped or washed into the street or storm drain, help protect our creeks by reporting it at (925) 960-8100. 

Medicine & Prescription Drugs
Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove man-made pollutants like medications, allowing them pass through untreated. Protect our water quality by dropping off your unwanted or expired medications and needles/sharps at one of Livermore’s medication drop boxes.

Household Hazardous Waste
Paint, pesticides, cleaners, and chemicals should not be poured down storm drains or household drains or put in garbage carts. Livermore Sanitation offers curbside pickup for used motor oil. All other household hazardous waste can be dropped off free of charge at the Livermore Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Additional drop-off sites for paint and varnish are also available on the PaintCare website.

Exchange Your Mercury Thermometers
Mercury is toxic and can cause health problems in humans and animals. Go mercury-free by bringing your mercury thermometers to the Livermore Water Reclamation Plant to exchange them for a free, mercury-free thermometer. The Livermore Water Reclamation Plant is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.