Protecting the Environment
Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) Out Of Your Sewer!
Never pour fats,
oils, or grease (FOG) down your household drains or into storm drains!
Blockages in sewer lines can cause backups
into your home with expensive cleanup costs. Overflows may cause
grease to enter our creeks and bay, harming wildlife and the environment.
Grease poured into gutters or storm drains flows directly to local
waterways without treatment.
Get more information on our new webpage:
our Holiday Tipsheet
for ways to dispose of Fats, Oils & Grease properly! Protect
your sewer and the environment.
Bring your used cooking
oil and grease to Allied Waste's Customer Service Center for FREE
disposal Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take it to
the self-serve drop-off at 42600 Boyce Road in Fremont (between
Stevenson and Auto Mall Parkway), and it will be recycled into useful
products. Dispose of solidified grease in your trash.
For more information,
call Allied Waste at (510) 657-3500, or call USD at (510) 477-7621.
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Medicine Drop-off Sites
USD collaborates with
Washington Hospital Healthcare System and Haller's pharmacies to
provide a program that allows residents to safely and responsibly
dispose of expired or unwanted medications at their convenience.
USD and its partners provide
permanent dropoff sites for the Tri-Cities. Bring your expired and
unused medications to the following locations for FREE safe disposal:
Hospital Main Lobby
2000 Mowry Avenue
Hospital Community Health Resource Library
2500 Mowry Avenue
Pharmacy and Medical Supply
37323 Fremont Boulevard
Monday - Friday 9 a.m.
- 10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 7
Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Township Medical Group
6236 Thornton Avenue
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
33077 Alvarado Niles
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m
at Warm Springs
46690 Mohave Drive
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Haller's Pharmacy Newark
6170 Thornton Avenue
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wastewater treatment plants
like Union Sanitary District's are designed to handle normal household
wastes. Pharmaceuticals flushed into the sewer system can pass into
San Francisco Bay, where they may have an impact on fish and wildlife.
Union Sanitary District will pay for the medicines to be hauled
away from safe disposal drop-off locations and incinerated.
Cough medicines, creams and
other liquids can be disposed of in their original containers. Remove
pills from medicine bottles before disposal and black out personal
information before placing empty containers in your recycle bin.
For more information, call
USD at (510) 477-7621, or visit www.baywise.org