Lead paint

Did you know that approximately 70% of homes in Sonoma County contain lead-based paint? Lead paint can be found in homes painted before 1978 (also playgrounds). Major areas of concern are doors, door frames, windows, window frames and kick boards. Before doing repairs on homes built before 1978, find out if lead-based paint is present. Lead is a hazardous heavy metal that can cause health problems, particularly with young children. A blood test is the only way to determine if a child has been lead poisoned. Lead paint chips are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

This page is for lead paint and lead paint chips. For lumber coated with lead-based paint, visit the Pressure Treated Wood page. Some out-of-county landfills will also accept lead construction materials.

Related topics:

See Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention fact sheet
See Household Hazardous Waste Facility for Residents and related programs

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Location pin ACT Enviro

967 Mabury Rd
San Jose, CA 95133

NotesPickup and fee: call for quote.

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Location pin Asbestos Management Group of California, Inc.

3238 Helen St
Oakland, CA 94608

NotesAsbestos, lead, and mold abatement, demolition, deconstruction, water extraction, hazardous waste hauling, UST removal, soil remediation

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Location pin Business Hazardous Waste Collection at the HHW Facility

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesAppointment required. Accepts up to 27 gallons of liquid or 220 pounds of solid material.

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Location pin California Lead-Related Construction Program

Location pin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, County of Sonoma Department of Health Services

NotesThe Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB) is a department of the California State Department of Health Services. The CLPPB employs a team of health professionals, who provide services to parents, healthcare providers, and the general public.

Resources for Staying Lead-Safe During COVID-19

Location pin Clean Earth Environmental Solutions, Inc.

30677 Huntwood Ave
Hayward, CA 94544

NotesPickup and fee: call for quote.

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Location pin Curran Environmental Services

2137 Stonefield Ln.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

NotesFee: lead testing and removal service.

Location pin Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW Facility)

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesDrop-off: accepts up to 15 gallons of liquid (with a maximum of 5 gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material.

Location pin Jakela Environmental Services, Inc. dba Asbestos Control Center

NotesPickup and fee: lead-based paint containment and removal service.

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Location pin Micro Analytical Laboratories

5900 Hollis St, Ste M
Emeryville, CA 94608

NotesFee: lead testing service.

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Location pin Redwood Landfill

8950 Redwood Hwy
Novato, CA 94945

NotesDrop-off and fee: lead painted lumber and other lead construction products. An analysis of the lead concentration is required. For instructions, call 415-408-9055 or visit website for self-service waste profiling.

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Location pin Sonoma County Environmental Health Division

625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

NotesGood general information for homeowners.

Location pin State Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch

Location pin State of California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)

1515 Clay Street, Suite 1901
Oakland, CA 94612

Lead in construction fact sheet