Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Program

SCHEDULE OF COLLECTION EVENTS

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
    (
    MORE INFO)

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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

PERMANENT HHW COLLECTION CENTERS: 


In addition, LA Sanitation (LASAN) has established a number of permanent collection sites throughout the City of Los Angeles known as S.A.F.E. Centers (Solvents/Automotive/Flammables/Electronics). These S.A.F.E. Centers are open every weekend and provide a convenient way to dispose of your e-waste, used motor oil, and household hazardous waste (HHW) properly.  For general information on the City of Los Angeles' program click hereThe LASAN S.A.F.E. centers are located at:

  • San Pedro - Gaffey Street S.A.F.E. Center
  • Glendale - LA City - Glendale S.A.F.E. Center 
  • Playa Del Rey - Hyperion S.A.F.E. Center 
  • Boyle Heights - Washington Blvd S.A.F.E. Center 
  • Sun Valley - Randall Street S.A.F.E Center
  • West Los Angeles - UCLA S.A.F.E. Center 
  • Northridge - Nicole Bernson S.A.F.E. Center

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 December 15, 2018
9:00 AMCity of La Verne HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Brackett Field - map
9:00 AMCity of Lomita HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
City Hall Parking Lot - map
Saturday January 5, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Paramount HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Paramount Swap Meet - map
Saturday January 12, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Bell Gardens HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
John Anson Ford Park, Swimming Pool Parking Lot - map
Saturday January 19, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Hermosa Beach HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Clark Stadium - map
Saturday January 26, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Monrovia HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Huntington Millennium Center -map
Saturday February 16, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Cudahy HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Lugo Park - map
Saturday March 2, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Diamond Bar HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
City Streets Gateway Corporate Center - map
Saturday March 16, 2019
9:00 AMCity of El Monte HHW/E-Waste Collection Event

El Monte Airport - map

Saturday March 23, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Gardena HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Arthur Johnson Park - map
Saturday March 30, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Hawthorne HHW/E-Waste Collection Event

Betty Ainsworth Sports Center - map

9:00 AMCity of Rancho Palos Verdes HHW/E-Waste Collection Event

Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall / City Yard - map