Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Program


Sponsored jointly by
the Sanitation Districts and Los Angeles County.

The Household Hazardous 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, fridges, 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 April 11, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Hawthorne HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Betty Ainsworth Sports Center - Map
Saturday April 18, 2015
9:00 AMCity of El Monte HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
El Monte Airport - Map
9:00 AMCity of Santa Clarita
College of the Canyons - Map
Saturday April 25, 2015
9:00 AMCity of South Gate HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
South Gate Park - Map
9:00 AMCity of Rancho Palos Verdes HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall/City Yard - Map
9:00 AMUnincorporated Los Angeles County Florence- Firestone HHW/E-Waste Colleciton Event
Roosevelt County Park - Map
Saturday May 2, 2015
9:00 AMCity of La Mirada HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
La Mirada Regional Park - Map
Saturday May 16, 2015
9:00 AMCity of West Covina HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
West Covina Maintenance Yard - Map
Saturday May 23, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Maywood HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Maywood Park - Map
Saturday June 6, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Irwindale HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Department of Public Works Flood Control Maintenance Yard - Map
Sunday June 7, 2015
9:00 AMUnicorporated Agoura HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Calabasas Landfill Scale Area - Map
Saturday June 13, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Torrance HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
American Honda Torrance - Map
Saturday June 27, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Pomona HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Fairplex Area 4, White Avenue - Map
9:00 AMCulver City HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Wende Museum (Formally National Guard Armory) - Map