Household Hazardous Waste

Many common household, automotive, lawn, garden, hobby, cosmetic, and home improvement products that we use in our daily lives contain potentially hazardous ingredients and require special care when disposed.  It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste in the garbage, down storm drains, or onto the ground.  Chemicals in illegally or improperly disposed hazardous waste can be released into the environment and contaminate our air, water, and possibly the food we eat.  By throwing hazardous waste in the garbage, you can cause additional hazards to your waste collection workers and neighborhood.  Products that have the words “caustic,” “corrosive,” “danger,” “explosive,” “flammable,” “poison,” “toxic” or “warning” on them are generally considered hazardous waste when disposed.

The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles sponsors a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program to provide Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted Household Hazardous Waste and electronic waste that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash.  These services are provided through weekly collection events held at various locations in Los Angeles County and through permanent collection centers operated by the City of Los Angeles.

  1. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events in Los Angeles County
    Please click here for information regarding weekly Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events throughout Los Angeles County, including material types, amounts accepted, and locations.
  2. Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers Near La Cañada Flintridge 
11025 Randall St. 
Sun Valley, CA 91352

Businesses and organizations that are Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators may use this center by appointment only on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-98-TOXIC (1-800-988-6942)

4600 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Hours of Operation (Both Sites): 
Saturdays & Sundays 
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 For information regarding material types and amounts accepted, please visit the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation website.

Not available to businesses or organizations.

Waste collection is suspended during rain. 

For more information, please call 
(800) 98-TOXIC (800-988-6942
Public Works DepartmentOne Civic Center Drive. La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-8882 (phone)
(818) 790-8897 (fax)
Office HoursMonday - Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM