Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste

Residents

It is our responsibility as residents to properly dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW). Litter, oil, chemicals, and other substances that are washed away from yards end up in storm drains. Water in the storm drain is not treated the same way sanitary sewers are treated. Therefore, once debris enters the storm drain, it contaminates the creeks, rivers, bays, and eventually the ocean. Many household products used daily are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of through proper channels. Some common household hazardous waste includes but is not limited to batteries, paint, adhesives, drain openers, automotive products, grease and rust solvents, fluorescent lamps, mercury, televisions, computer monitors, and pool chemicals. Periodic household hazardous waste drop off events are held throughout the year by Los Angeles County. Flyers announcing these events are sent out to residents every few months. Click on the following links for upcoming events.

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Events

2019:

2020:

  • 3-7-2020 City of San Gabriel, 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776
  • 3-14-2020 City of Diamond Bar, 1300 Block of Bridge Gate Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
  • 3-21-2020 City of El Monte, 4233 North Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731
  • 4-18 City of Azusa, West 3rd Street and Zachary Padilla Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702
  • 5-16-2020 City of West Covina, 825 Sunset Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790
  • 6-6-2020 Los Angeles County Public Works Maintenance Yard, 160 East Longden Avenue, Irwindale, CA 91706
  • 6-27-2020 City of Pomona, 2118 N. White, Pomona, CA 91769

Sharps Containers

The City of Irwindale is excited to announce the launch of a new LA County Resident program to help increase proper disposal compliance of household sharps. The "Contain and Responsibly Dispose (CARD) Your Sharps" Initiative provides resources to help residents safely discard their used household sharps including the option of a no-cost, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared sharps container, regardless of their sharps provider.

Go to CARD Your Sharps website to learn more or view a Sharps brochure (PDF) for additional information.

Additional Information on HHW and E-waste

The following links provide you with additional information on how Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste and how residents can prevent water pollution:

For more information on household hazardous waste, electronic waste or sharps disposal, please contact Elizabeth Rodriguez at (626) 430-2211.