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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. 

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

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.

News and Announcements

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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