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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste includes cleaners, paints, electronic devices, batteries, lawn products, and auto products. These products have chemicals in them that are harmful to human health and the environment.

Please be responsible with toxic chemicals used in and around our homes and dispose of any unused portions properly. HHW cannot be disposed of in the trash. Please help keep toxic chemicals out of our neighborhoods and environment.

Note: It is against the law to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste to a collection site. Residents are limited to a total of 6 pieces of electronic waste per visit to a S.A.F.E.Center.

Long Beach & Los Angeles County residents have access to free disposal of hazardous waste at the following locations & times:

Los Angeles County EDCO Recycling and Transfer Environmental Collection Center
2755 California Ave, Signal Hill, Ca 90755
Open 2nd & 4th Sat. of each month - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Except EDCO will be closed the following dates: March 14, 2020 March, 28, 2020,  April 11, 2020  and May 23, 2020

Gaffey Street S.A.F.E. Center
1400 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731 1-800-98-TOXIC (86942)
(Open Sat & Sun only - 9:00am to 3:00pm)

+ Other Local weekend HHW Collection Events

Tips for accidental exposure

  • For a medical emergency call 911.
  • Call the Poison Center at (800) 777-6476 or (213) 222-3212.

Note: It is helpful to have the container with you for poison identification when you make an emergency call.