Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Program


Sponsored jointly by
the Sanitation Districts and Los Angeles County.

The Household Hazardous 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") - for more info click here 
  • Unwanted or expired prescriptions - for more info click here or here

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 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


  • 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 27, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Azusa HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Northrop-Grumman Corporation - map
Saturday May 4, 2019
9:00 AMCity of La Mirada HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
La Mirada Regional Park, Tennis Court Parking Lot - map
Saturday May 11, 2019
9:00 AMUnincorporated Altadena HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
LA County Dept. of Public Works, Fleet Maintenance Yard - map
Saturday May 18, 2019
9:00 AMCity of West Covina HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
West Covina Maintenance Yard - map
9:00 AMCity of Lynwood HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Lynwood City Streets (Intersection of Butler Avenue and Bellinger Street) - map
Saturday May 25, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Maywood HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Southeast Rio Vista YMCA at Maywood Park - map
Saturday June 1, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Irwindale HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Flood Control Maintenance Yard - map
Sunday June 9, 2019
9:00 AMUnincorporated Agoura HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Calabasas Landfill Scale Area - map
Saturday June 15, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Torrance HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
American Honda - map
Saturday June 22, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Pomona HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Fairplex, LA County Fair, Hotel & Exposition Complex - map
Saturday June 29, 2019
9:00 AMCity of Santa Fe Srpings HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Rio Hondo College Fire Training Academy - map
9:00 AMCity of Culver City HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Wende Museum (Formally the National Guard Armory) Front Parking Lot - map
Saturday July 6, 2019
9:00 AMCity of La Puente HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
La Puente Park - map
9:00 AMCity of La Habra Heights HHW/E-Waste Collection Event
Hacienda Park (The Park) - map