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.



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.