Household Hazardous Waste

View a list of upcoming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events. Events are generally held on Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm (unless specified otherwise). The events are free to attend and there are multiple locations throughout the Los Angeles region.

  • Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per vehicle.
  • Do not mix materials - leave products in original container with original labeling and place them in a sturdy cardboard box in the trunk of your car.
  • No waste from businesses will be accepted.
  • No tires, explosives, ammunition or radioactive materials will be accepted.
  • Takes just minutes and you never leave your car.

Events are sponsored by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

View SOLVENTS/AUTOMOTIVE/FLAMMABLES/ELECTRONICS/ (S.A.F.E) CENTERS (PDF) here.

ITEMS TO BRING TO A HHW EVENT:

Bring any product labeled toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or an irritant.

Lawn/Garden Care Products: Bug spray; Pesticide/ insecticide/herbicide; fertilizer; fungicide; weed killer.

Paint and Paint-Related Products: Latex/water-based paint and oil-based paint; turpentine paint stripper; paint thinner; rust remover; varnish.

Automotive Fluids and Batteries: Used motor oil and filters; kerosene; windshield washer solution; brake and  transmission fluid; metal polish with solvent; gasoline and diesel fuel; auto body repair products; antifreeze; lead acid batteries.

Beauty Products and Medicines: Alcohol-based lotions/isopropyl alcohol; medicine; hair relaxers, dyes and permanents; nail polish and nail polish remover; products in aerosol cans.

Household Cleaners: Ammonia-based cleaners; floor care products; window cleaners; metal polish and cleaners; oven and drain cleaners; aerosol cleaners; furniture polish; tub, tile and toilet bowl cleaners.

Miscellaneous: Fluorescent lights; photographic chemicals; shoe polish; swimming pool chemicals; glue; mercury thermometers; lighter fluid; fiberglass epoxy; moth balls; mercury batteries.

Sharps Waste and Medication: See Sharps Waste & Medication Disposal page.