The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program gives 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. This event at Santa Anita Race Track on Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. is sponsored jointly by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts and County Department of Public Works.
For more information, call the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at (800) 238-0172
Things to take:
- Motor oil, antifreeze, paint, paint thinner.
- Turpentine, cleaners with acids or lye.
- Pesticides and herbicides.
- Household and car batteries.
- Old computers and television sets.
- Sharps or used needles.
- Expired pharmaceuticals and mercury thermometers.
Things not to take:
- Explosives, ammunition or radioactive materials.
- Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
- Trash or old tires.
- White goods such as washers, stoves, refrigerators or air conditioners.
How to prepare:
- In general, there is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 lbs. per vehicle.
- Bring items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers.
- Be prepared to leave your containers.
- Do not mix products together.