Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Program


Sponsored jointly by
the Sanitation Districts and Los Angeles County.

The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Program (HHW) gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash.

Who can come to the collections?

You can.......
if you are a Los Angeles County resident!

Some examples of what you CAN bring to a HHW collection:

  • Motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid
  • Used antifreeze
  • Paint, paint thinner, turpentine
  • Cleaners with acid or lye
  • Pesticides or herbicides
  • Household batteries or car batteries
  • Pool chemicals
  • CRTs, old TVs, misc. electronics
  • Mercury thermometers or thermostats
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Used needles or sharps (In a Sharps container or sturdy box labeled "SHARPS") (MORE INFO) 
  • Unwanted or expired prescriptions

What you CANNOT bring to a HHW collection:

  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Radioactive materials
  • Trash
  • Tires
  • Business waste
  • White goods (stoves, refrigerators, etc.)
  • Controlled substances
  • Biohazardous waste (blood, urine, etc.)

NOTE: Any electronic waste collected at these events is sent to a facility within the State of California that certifies that it is 100 percent demanufactured and recycled to the commodity level in the United States.  No electronic waste collected at these events is sent overseas.

How should you prepare?

  • Bring the items you wish to dispose of in a sturdy box, preferably in their original, labeled containers.
  • Do not EVER mix products together.
  • It is ILLEGAL to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste in your personal vehicle.
  • Be prepared to leave your containers. Because of permitting requirements, and the volume of people that utilize the program, items such as gasoline cans WILL NOT be returned.


Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Public Information Section
(800) 238-0173


In addition, the City of Los Angeles operates seven permanent HHW collection Centers which are available to all Los Angeles County residents.  For general information on the City of Los Angeles program click here.  For a map of the location click on the links below.


  • The Puente Hills MRF Recycle Center now accepts electronic waste, free of charge.
  • The LA County Sheriff's Department offers free Drug and Sharps Drop-Off Boxes
    For Residents Only, Not for Commercial Use
  • New! Free Paint Recycling: California residents and businesses can now recycle leftover paint at select retail locations.  Visit PAINTCARE or call 855-724-6809.


Saturday December 5, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Malibu HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Malibu Civic Center Rear Parking Lot - map
Saturday December 12, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Lomita HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
City Hall Parking Lot - map
Saturday December 19, 2015
9:00 AMCity of La Verne HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Brackett Field - map
Saturday January 9, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Paramount HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Paramount Swap Meet - map
Saturday January 16, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Bell HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Bell City Yard - map
Saturday January 23, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Santa Fe Springs HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Rio Hondo College Fire Training - map
9:00 AMCity of Hermosa Beach HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Clark Stadium - map
Saturday February 6, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Claremont HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Claremont Corporate Yard - map
Saturday February 13, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Diamond Bar HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
City Streets Gateway Corporate Center - map
Saturday February 20, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Marina Del Rey HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Dock 52 Parking Lot - map
Saturday February 27, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Pico Rivera HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Southern California Gas Company - map
Saturday March 12, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Unincorporated Altadena HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
LA County Dept. of Public Works Fleet Maintenance Yard - map
Saturday March 19, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Lynwood HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Lynwood City Streets - map
9:00 AMCity of El Monte HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
El Monte Airport - map
Saturday April 2, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Unincorporated Lake Los Angeles HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Vista San Gabriel Elementary School - map
Saturday April 9, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Hawthorne HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Betty Ainsworth Sports Center - map
Saturday April 16, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Azusa HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Northrop-Grumman Corporation - map
Saturday May 28, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Maywood HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Southeast Rio Vista YMCA at Maywood Park - map
Saturday June 25, 2016
9:00 AMCity of Irwindale HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Flood Control Maintenance Yard - map