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COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND E-WASTE ROUNDUPS
Dispose of household hazardous waste and e-waste the right way on Saturdays at various locations throughout the county. For more information on upcoming events and a complete list of items accepted - Please Contact:

Los Angeles County Public Works Department LA County Department of Public Works (888) Clean - LA.

Sanitation Districts of LA County Sanitation Districts of LA County (800) 238-0172.

Household Hazardous Waste Includes the following:
  • Brake fluid, anti-freeze, motor oil and filters
  • Paint, paint thinner
  • Cleaners with acid or lye
  • Pesticides or herbicides
  • Household and car batteries
  • Pool chemicals
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Expired medicine
  • Home-generated sharps waste 

How to prepare items for transportation:
  • Transport items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers.
  • Do not mix the items together.
  • Be prepared to leave your containers and boxes.
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PAINTCARE
Recycle with PaintCare, a non-profit organization established to set up more places for people to take unwanted, leftover paint.

Find a Drop-Off Site at a location near you.

If you have a large amount of unwanted paint, Paintcare offers a free pick-up service to households or businesses with at least 200 gallons of paint. Call PaintCare at (855) 724-6809 or fill out and submit the Large Volume Pick-Up Request Form.

Note:
Please read the fact sheet about the large volume pick-up request before completing the form.

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S.A.F.E. COLLECTION CENTERS
The S.A.F.E. Centers provide a convenient way to dispose of your e-waste, used motor oil, and household hazardous waste (HHW) properly. View the S.A.F.E. Center flyer for a location near you.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL S.A.F.E. CENTERS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN THE TRASH OR LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE OF THE S.A.F.E. CENTERS.

The location nearest to Commerce is the Washington Blvd S.A.F.E. Center in East Los Angeles:

For Residents:
East Los Angeles
2649 E. Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(800) 773-2489
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am - 3:00pm

For Businesses:
East Los Angeles
2649 E. Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Please call (213) 485-2260 to book an appointment
2nd Wednesday of the month

Accepted:
  • Used motor oil and filters
  • Paint and Solvents
  • E-waste such as computers, cell phones and televisions
  • Household cleaning products
  • Car and household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
  • Home generated Sharps such as needles and lancets
  • Unused medicine (except controlled substances)

Please Note:
  • All Waste Collection Services are suspended during rainy weather
  • Waste may by collected with its container
  • Closed on holidays