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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Universal Waste Disposal

County of Los Angeles 
S.A.F.E. Collection Centers

Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant
Household Hazardous Waste7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B, 
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 (Flyer)

Harbor Area, San Pedro

1400 North Gaffey  Street, 
San Pedro, CA 90731

Phone: (800) 988-6942
Open Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Accepts all HHW, E-Waste, and U-Waste

Attend a Los Angeles County sponsored HHW round-up. For a calendar of collection events, please visit the LA County HHW/E-Waste Collection Schedule page.

Household Hazardous Waste Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant. Examples are: paint, motor oil (PDF), pesticides, and solvents. For a complete list of HHW, review the Complete List of Household Hazardous Waste (PDF) document. 

Universal Waste (U-Waste) are products containing: mercury, lead, cadmium, and other harmful substances. Examples are: household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury thermostats, sharps (needle syringes) (PDF) and expired medications (PDF).

CFL Bulb

As an added convenience, household batteries and CFL light bulbs are also collected year-round. Visit the Batteries and Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulb page for recycling locations. 

FOR BUSINESS HAZARDOUS WASTE:
Take hazardous waste to a County of Los Angeles, S.A.F.E. Collection Center by appointment only. To make an appointment or for more information, please call (213) 485-2260. To locate a business e-waste recycler visit eRecycle.org.

For small business, check out the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Program (PDF) flyer or call the City of Los Angeles at (213) 485-2260 for more information.

Refuse Collection & Street Sweeping December 2017 & January 2018 Holiday Schedule

Street sweeping will NOT occur on December 25, 2017 through January 2, 2018. Normal street sweeping schedules will resume on Wednesday, Janaury 3, 2018. Street sweeping citations will NOT during this period.

Refuse and recycling collection services will be delayed by one day on December 25, 2017 and also on January 1, 2018.


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Small Boat Launch Closed for Biannual Repair and Winter Storm Preparation

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The small boat launch will be closed for its biannual repairs and winter storm preparation. For an alternative boat launch, go to the Marina Office located at 181 North Harbor Drive. It is located on the International Boardwalk south of the R10 social house.



Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Assembly Bill 341 requires all multi-family buildings of 5 or more units and businesses with 4 or more cubic yards per week of refuse service have a recycling program in place or subscribe to a service that includes mixed waste processing.
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