Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Program

SCHEDULE OF COLLECTION EVENTS

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
    (
    MORE INFO)

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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

PERMANENT HHW COLLECTION CENTERS: 


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.

OTHER PROGRAMS:

  • 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.
     

ONE-DAY HHW AND E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS:

Saturday July 11, 2015
9:00 AMCity of La Habra Heights HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Hacienda Park (The Park) - Map
9:00 AMCity of La Puents HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
La Puente Park - Map
Saturday July 18, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Norwalk HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Cerritos College Stadium Parking Lot “C-1” - Map
9:00 AMCity of Artesia HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Artesia Park - Map
Saturday July 25, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Glendora HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Citrus College Stadium Parking Lot -Map
Saturday August 1, 2015
9:00 AMUnincorporated Whittier HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Rio Honda College Parking Lot "A"- Map
Saturday August 8, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Downey HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Los Angeles County of Education - Map
Saturday August 22, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Baldwin Park HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Morgan Park - Map
Saturday August 29, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Alhambra HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
LA County DPW Headquarters - Map
9:00 AMCity of South Pasadena HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
S. Pasadena Unified School District Headquarters - Map
Saturday September 5, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Burbank HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Burbank Fire Department Training Center - Map
Saturday September 12, 2015
9:00 AMUnincorporated Rowland Heights HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
John A Rowland High School - Map