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)

Click HERE to learn more and view examples of HHW products that may be found in and around your home.

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


Residents and businesses can recycle leftover paint for free at local retail stores. For program details and locations, visit www.PaintCare.org or call 855-724-6809.

3574 Rosemead Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 312-5152

Restrictions: Limit: 20 gallons per visit.

Hours: Paint is accepted during regular business hours; Call ahead for hours and to make sure the store can accept the amount and type of paint you would like to recycle.

This site accepts latex and oil-based house paint, stains and varnish in containers up to 5 gallons in size. This site does not accept aerosols (spray paint or other spray products), containers without original labels, or containers that are leaking or empty.

Visit www.paintcare.org/products-we-accept for complete details.