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Concord: Ash/Debris Cleanup Advisory


Last updated: April 24, 2018, 9:41 am

The large structure fire in Concord consisted primarily of construction materials (predominately wood). Residents should avoid direct contact and inhalation of ash/debris that was produced by the fire. Residents may use a mild soap and water to clean up ash/debris. To minimize dust generation, residents should consider lightly dampening ash/debris prior to commencing sweeping activities. Swept up ash/debris may be placed in a standard household trash receptacle. Any towels or cleaning materials should be rinsed in a sink that drains to a sanitation sewer. Residents should avoid washing or sweeping ash/debris into storm drains, as this will result in pollution accumulating in nearby creeks and rivers.

Solid Waste Program FAQs


Where can I take my household hazardous waste?

There are three fixed facilities in Contra Costa County serving the community.

Delta Diablo Household Hazardous Waste Facility
2500 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy, Pittsburg
925-778-4040
Note: Only accepts non-controlled pharmaceuticals

Household Hazardous Waste Facility at Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
4797 Imhoff Place, Martinez
1-800-646-1431
Note: Does not accept sharps

West Contra Costa Resource Recovery Central Processing Facility
101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond
1-888-412-4500
Note: Only accepts non-controlled pharmaceuticals

Why is the city or county concerned about what I do on my property with the accumulation of materials or animal waste?

Garbage, trash and animal waste by state law must be removed every 7 days or be in progress of being moved.

How can I file a complaint regarding illegal dumping or a neighbor with excessive garbage on their property?

You can call Environmental Health at 925-692-2500 or you can file a complaint online.

Who do I call for problems with mosquitoes, yellow jackets, ticks, rodents, or skunks?

Call Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District at 925-685-9301 or visit their website.

Where can I get information about recycling and reuse?

Visit the county recycling website or call the County Recycling Hotline at 1-800-750-4096.

Additional information specifically for West County can be obtained from the West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority website or by calling them at 925-215-3125.

Additional information specifically for Central County can be obtained from the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority website or by calling them at 925-906-1801.