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, 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 October 17, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Carson HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Joint Water Pollution Control Plant West Maintenance Building Parking Lot
- map
9:00 AMCity of Compton HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Compton Woodley Airport - map
Saturday October 24, 2015
9:00 AMUnincorporated Lennox HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Park and Ride Lot - map
Saturday November 7, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Bellflower HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Simm's Park - map
9:00 AMCity of Monterey Park HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
East Los Angeles College Stadium Parking Lot- map
Saturday November 14, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Santa Clarita HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
The College of the Canyons - map
Saturday November 21, 2015
9:00 AMCity of El Segundo HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Raytheon Company Parking Lot F - map
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