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

Clean Power Alliance

In December 2017, the City of Redondo Beach joined a Community Choice Aggregation program called the Clean Power Alliance. Through Community Choice Aggregation, government agencies join together to purchase or generate cleaner electricity for residents and businesses.

In October 2018, the Redondo Beach City Council selected 50% renewables as the default rate for all energy customers in the City. The 50% renewable "Clean Power" tier will be the same cost as Southern California Edison's current base rate, which contains only 34% renewables.

Through the City’s membership in the Clean Power Alliance, Redondo Beach residents and businesses are automatically being enrolled in the program. Beginning in February 2019, all residential energy customers in Redondo Beach will receive 50% of their energy from clean, renewable sources. Non-residential customers will begin service in May 2019.

Energy users will also have the choice of switching to either 36% or 100% renewable energy, or opting out of the program and returning to receiving power exclusively generated by Southern California Edison. Regardless of the option selected, Southern California Edison will continue to deliver power to homes and businesses, send one bill, and be responsible for resolving any issues with electricity service.

For more information visit or contact Clean Power Alliance at or (888) 585-3788.

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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