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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.

Lumber coated with lead-based paint, and other lead construction and demolition materials, cannot be disposed of at County Refuse Disposal Sites. Some out-of-county landfills can accept lead construction materials.

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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.

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

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

Household Hazardous Waste 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.

Micro Analytical Laboratories

5900 Hollis St, Ste M
Emeryville, CA 94608

NotesFee: lead testing service.

Ralph Curran Company

2137 Stonefield Ln.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

NotesFee: lead testing and removal service.

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.

Sonoma County Environmental Health Division

625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

NotesGood general information for homeowners.

State Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch

State Lead-Related Construction Program

Stericycle, Inc.

NotesPickup and fee: call for quote.