Mercury is a potent neurotoxin identified by the Federal Clean Water Act as impairing San Francisco Bay. EBMUD has developed a multi-faceted mercury program to address the following known sources of mercury within its wastewater service area.

Dental Facilities

EBMUD regulates the discharge of mercury from dental facilities.

Mercury thermometer

If you have a mercury thermometer at home and need to dispose of it, please visit one of the locations listed below or search for a nearby recycling location at BayWise.

Drop-Off Locations (check for hours)  

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste
2100 E. 7th Street

Residents of Alameda County which includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City, and the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, San Lorenzo, and Sunol.
Central Contra Costa County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
4797 Imhoff Place
Residents of Alamo, Blackhawk, Clayton, Concord, Clyde, Danville, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pacheco, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and Central County unincorporated area only.
El Cerrito Recycling Center
7501 Schmidt Lane
El Cerrito
For all EBMUD residential customers. Residential cooking oil only. Pour cooking oil in the receptacle and recycle your container at home or place into recycling bin on-site. Other recyclable materials also accepted at this site.
West Contra Costa County Integrated Waste Management Authority
101 Pittsburg Avenue
Residents of Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Port Costa, Richmond, Rodeo and San Pablo only.