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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
7660 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 (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).
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.