Treated Wood

Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains
Hazardous Waste Special Instructions

Treated wood cannot go in any of your carts, and is NOT accepted at the Devlin Road Transfer Station. 

It must be disposed of at an authorized landfill (a special variance is no longer required to haul and dispose of treated wood). 

California’s DTSC has a treated wood fact sheet with info on proper storage and hauling procedures. You can also visit for similar information.

Customers with large amounts of treated wood can contact us for special debris box and hauling service.

Small amounts of treated wood (up to 3′ long) are accepted at the Napa-Vallejo Hazardous Waste Facility. Drop off is no charge for residential customers, but there is a limit of 50 lbs. The rate for commercial customers is $203/foot and the maximum per month is 220 lbs – appointments are required. Call (800) 984-9661 for more information and to schedule an appointment., this Napa County TWW info sheet and the DTSC Treated Wood Waste page area good resources for more info and updates.


Never Burn Treated Wood

Chemicals such as creosote are used when treating wood, which creates toxic ash and emissions when burned. These particles lodge in soil and groundwater and take many years to break down, so never burn wood if you think it has been treated.


Take Care With Sawdust

Avoid breathing in sawdust from treated wood, and do not add it to compost or scatter on the ground.

Ways to Reduce


Choose a Different Wood

Redwood and cedar are both naturally pest-resistant. Suppliers are also starting to offer more non-toxic treated wood options.

Ways to Reuse


Repurpose for New Project

Certain types of wood products can be reused in a variety of ways. Find out how to repurpose your wood product.