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Household hazardous waste is any leftover product that you want to discard which is labeled as an irritant, toxic, poisonous, corrosive, flammable, or combustible. Common Household Hazardous Waste

Do you have old paint, oil, cleaners, televisions, electronics, or universal waste that you're not sure what to do with? Dispose of these items properly at a FREE Household Hazardous/Electronic Waste (HHW/E-Waste) Collection Event near you - there's one almost every weekend around L.A. County.

Don't Create More Electronic Waste!
You Do Not Need To Get Rid of Your Analog TV - Residents with an analog TV system that uses a rooftop antenna do not need to purchase a new TV; rather they need a converter box to change the digital signal to analog.

The Antelope Valley Environmental Collection Center accepts household hazardous waste and electronic waste for FREE. The Center is open every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

Make your own alternative household products (click here) using ingredients found in most household cabinets.

Businesses generating hazardous waste are ineligible to take their waste to free HHW Collection Events. Find a licensed hazardous waste hauler in your local telephone directory or via an online search. Businesses in Los Angeles County may qualify for the Small Quantity Generator Collection Program.

No Drugs Down the Drain
If you have a medicine cabinet full of expired or unused medications, don't discard them down the sink or toilet! Click herefor information on how to safely dispose of unused drugs.

Why We Should Recycle Used Motor Oil?
Recycling your used oil is easy, just follow these simple steps.

Used motor oil and filters can be brought to any one of the 650 state-certified used oil collection centers for recycling at no charge.

For a list of certified centers, click here.

Sharps Waste
Sharps waste includes hypodermic, pen and intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications. It is illegal to dispose of sharps waste in the trash or recycling containers. Sharps waste must be transported to a collection center in an approved sharps container. Click here for more information.

Household Battery Recycling
Household batteries include dry-cell batteries which are used to power toys and computers as well as wet-cell batteries that power motor vehicles. Batteries use certain hazardous compounds that are harmful to you and the planet. To reduce battery waste, start with prevention: identify items that do not require batteries or buy rechargable batteries that contain fewer heavy metals. Find out more at our Household Hazardous Waste website.


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