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 an LA 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% 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:


  • 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 January 10, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Paramount HHW / E-waste Collection
Paramount Swap Meet - Map
Saturday January 17, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Bell Gardens HHW / E-Waste Collection
John Anson Ford Park - Map
9:00 AMCity of Santa Fe Springs HHW / E-waste Collection
Rio Hondo College Fire Training Academy - Map
Saturday January 24, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Hermosa Beach HHW / E-Waste Collection
Clark Stadium - Map
Saturday January 31, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Claremont HHW / E-Waste Collection
Claremont Corporate Yard - Map
Saturday February 7, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Cudahy HHW/E-Waste Collection
Lugo Park - Map
Saturday February 14, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Diamond Bar HHW/E-Waste Collection
City Streets Gateway Corporate Center - Map
Saturday February 21, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Marina Del Rey – HHW/E-Waste Collection
Dock 52 Parking Lot – Map
Saturday March 7, 2015
9:00 AMUnincorporated Altadena - HHW/E-Waste Collection
LA County DPW Fleet Maintenance Yard - Map
9:00 AMCity of Pico Rivera - HHW/E-Waste Collection
Southern California Gas Company - Map
Saturday March 14, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Lynwood - HHW/E-Waste Collection
Lynwood City Streets - Map
Saturday March 21, 2015
9:00 AMCity of Azusa - HHW/E-Waste Collection
Northrop-Grumman Corporation - Map
Saturday March 28, 2015
9:00 AMUnincorporated Lake Los Angeles - HHW/E-Waste Collection
Vista San Gabriel Elementary School - Map