HHW - Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Roundups

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events are FREE and open to all residents of Los Angeles County for household waste. Household Hazardous Waste is any product labeled toxic, poisonous, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant that is disposed. In addition to toxic household products, E-waste comprised of computer monitors, televisions and stereos are also accepted. Collection events prevent materials hazardous to soil and ground water from entering landfills.

Call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works at 1-888-CLEAN LA (253-2652) and/or visit the website which provides an extensive guide to program information at www.888CLEANLA.com. Visit HERE for HHW event schedule dates and locations.

Some examples of what you CAN Bring to a HHW collection:
  • Motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid
  • Paint, paint thinner, turpentine
  • Cleaners with acid or lye
  • Pesticides or herbicides
  • Household or car batteries
  • Pool chemicals
  • CRT's, TV's, misc electronics
  • Mercury thermometers or thermostats
What you CANNOT bring to a HHW collection:
  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Radioactive materials
  • Trash
  • Tires
  • Business waste
  • White goods (stoves, fridges, etc)

How should you prepare?

  • Bring the items you wish to dispose of in a sturdy box preferably in their original containers
  • NEVER mix products together
  • Be prepared to leave your containers
  • It is ILLEGAL to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste in your personal vehicle