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Health Advisory

Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit

Medical Waste

Contra Costa Environmental Health(CCEH) is responsible for administering the State's Medical Waste Management Program for Contra Costa County. CCEH is the local enforcement and regulatory agency for Medical Waste Generators. This includes issuing permits and registering generators of medical waste, responding to complaints of abandoned medical waste on public property, and implementing the Medical Waste Management Act (Part 14, C. 1-11 of the California Health and Safety Code). Services include conducting required inspections, complaint investigations, in-service training, and consultation to all generators of medical waste. Services are available to the medical community and private citizens. For additional information, contact the Medical Waste Program representative at 925-692-2500.


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Home Generated Medical Waste

Disposal of Home-Generated Medical Waste

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