Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste
Los Angeles County and Sanitation Districts sponsor weekly Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste disposal events around Los Angeles County.  These one-day collection events provide all Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash, no appointment needed.  For an upcoming disposal event near you click here.

Eligible items that can be disposed of at an HHW event include:

  • Motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid
  • Used antifreeze
  • Paint, paint thinner, turpentine
  • Cleaners with acid or lye
  • Pesticides or herbicides
  • Household batteries or car batteries
  • Pool chemicals
  • CRTs, old TVs, misc. electronics
  • Mercury thermometers or thermostats
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Used needles or sharps (In a Sharps container or sturdy box labeled "SHARPS")
  • Unwanted or expired prescriptions

For more information on items that can be disposed of at an HHW event, and how to prepare, click here.  For further information, contact the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Public Information Section at (800) 238-0173

Permanent HHW Collection Centers
S.A.F.E. Centers (Solvents/Automotive/Flammables/Electronics) are permanent collection sites that are open every weekend for residents to drop off their HHW, e-waste, and used oil.  For a list of permanent collection facilities near you, click here.

Prescription Medication Dropoff
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department hosts monthly Prescription Drug Take Back events at designated stations throughout Los Angeles County.  To sign up to be notified of upcoming prescription drug take back events at the Temple Station, click here.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Temple Station is located at:
8838 E. Las Tunas Dr.
Temple City, CA 91780

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