*FOR ALL COLLECTIONS: No hazardous waste, e-waste, liquid waste, or medical waste is allowed

What is hazardous waste?

  • motor oil
  • paint
  • solvents
  • pesticides
  • batteries
  • cleaning agents
  • lights/flourescent lamps 
  • items containing mercury

Here are two Los Angeles County locations where you can dispose of hazardous waste:

Los Angeles County Sanitation District

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Common electronic waste products include:

  • computers
  • televisions
  • VCRs
  • stereos
  • copiers
  • fax machines
  • DVD players
  • telephones & cellular phones

Here are two Los Angeles County locations where you can dispose of electronic waste:

Los Angeles County Sanitation District

Puente Hills MRF

The Medical Waste tracking Act of 1988 defines medical waste as “any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining thereto, or in the production or testing of biologicals.” This definition includes, but is not limited to:


blood-soaked bandages

culture dishes and other glassware

discarded surgical gloves

discarded surgical instruments

cultures, stocks, swabs used to inoculate cultures

removed body organs (e.g., tonsils, appendices, limbs)

discarded lancets

discarded needles used to give shots or draw blood (e.g., medical sharps)

It is ILLEGAL to dispose of sharps, (hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications) in your trash, recycling, or yard waste containers.

Here are just some of the companies that provide this service:






You may also collect your sharps and take them to a L.A. County Household Hazardous Waste Roundup.

We observe the following holidays:

New Years Day

Labor Day

Fourth of July

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

If your scheduled pick up date falls on a holiday, your pick-up will continue on the following day.

Key Disposal Serves these Industries: