Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste is any product labeled toxic, poisonous, corrosive, flammable, combustible, or an irritant.

Examples include (but are not limited to): antifreeze; automotive fluids; cleaning products; compressed gas cylinders (full or empty); fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides; paint; pharmaceuticals; pool chemicals; sharps waste; solvents; and more.

 LA Co. Department of Public Works holds Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste collection events which can be viewed on: 

HHW/E-Waste Event Calendar

Electronic Waste can include those devices that utilize electrical wiring, plug into an electric outlet, or take a battery or light bulb.

Examples include (but are not limited to): computers and accessories, circuit boards, extension cords, flashlights, microwaves, phones, stereos, and televisions.

Residents can request a bulky item pickup to collect unwanted electronic waste.

Bulky Item Pick Up

LA Co. Department of Public Works holds Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste collection events which can be viewed on: 

HHW/E-Waste Event Calendar

In California, batteries are considered hazardous waste when they are discarded. They include AAA, AA, C, D, button cell, 9-volt, and all other batteries, both rechargeable and single-use. 

Any and all types of batteries need special handling because they can spark and explode, causing fires in a truck or at a materials recovery facility.

Athens Services has provided 4 Easy Steps on How To Recycle Batteries:

  1. Remove batteries from their electronics. Place a piece of non-conductive tape, masking tape, or clear tape on the ends of each battery. Taping is important because it will prevent the positive and negative terminals from coming into contact with other terminals, batteries, or metal objects that can cause a short circuit or a fire.
  2. Store batteries in a plastic, cardboard, or glass container that does not conduct electricity if there is a spark.
  3. Find a local disposal electronic store or check out the Los Angeles County listing of events and locations to drop off batteries.
  4. Dispose!

Batteries can be disposed at a Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste collection event which can be found on: 

HHW/E-Waste Event Calendar

For more information regarding Recycling Batteries please visit Athens Services

The following Certified Collection Centers will accept your used motor oil and filters:

                        O’Reilly Auto Parts

                        965 E Las Tunas Drive

                        San Gabriel, CA  91776

                        626.451.9853

                        Mission Express Lube

                        918 S San Gabriel Blvd

                        San Gabriel, CA  91776

                        626.285.0808