Hazardous Waste

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Most home, car, and yard care products can't be thrown in the trash?
  • Paint, used motor oil, and most cleaning products are considered to be "hazardous waste"?
  • If these products are put in the landfill they can contaminate our groudwater?

EASY AS 1-2-3!

  1. Pack unwanted home, yard, and car care products in your car.
  2. Drive to the Household Hazardous Waste Center closest to you.
  3. Sit in your car and fill out a simple form while an attendant removes the unwanted products.

AND AWAY YOU GO!

LOCATIONS

ANAHEIM
1071 N. BLUE GUM STREET
(Located between the 91 and 57
Freeways on the corner of La Palma
and Blue Gum)

HUNTINGTON BEACH
17121 NICHOLS STREET
(Between Beach Blvd. and Gothard
St. off Warner Ave. at Rainbow
Recycling and Disposal. Use Gate 6.)

IRVINE
6411 OAK CANYON
(Off Sand Canyon between the 5 and
405 Freeways. Next to the City
Corporate Yard and Animal Shelter)

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO
PRIMA DESECHA LANDFILL
(From the 5 Freeway, exit Ortega
Highway, go east to La Pata, and
turn right.)

MATERIALS ACCEPTED

  • Automotive products (Antifreeze, motor oil, fluids)
  • Batteries (home and car)
  • Cosmetics
  • Herbicides
  • Hobby supplies
  • Household cleaners
  • Fuels
  • Medicines
  • Mercury
  • Paints (latex and oil)
  • Paint products
  • Personal care products
  • Pesticides
  • Polishes and waxes
  • Pool and spa chemicals
  • Propane tanks from barbecues
  • Unused road flares
  • Wood preservatives
  • Flourescent light tubes and ballasts

WASTE NOT ACCEPTED

  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Biological
  • Business-generated
  • Explosives
  • Radioactive
  • Compressed gas cylinders

TRANSPORTATION AND HANDLING

  • A maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds may be transported per vehicle, per trip (Department of Transportation regulation).
  • Materials should be in original containers (except motor oil, fuels and antifreeze).
  • Containers larger than 5 gallons in size will not be accepted.
  • All containers must have lids, be sturdy, non-leaking, and protected from breakage.
  • Do not combine types of waste.
  • Do not mix oil-base paint with latex paint.
  • Dry out empty paint cans and discard in regular trash.
  • Household hazardous waste(HHW) containers will NOT be returned, except for used oil containers in good condition (if requested).