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Household Hazardous Waste

Put Toxic Waste In Its Place

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Hyperion Permanent S.A.F.E. (Solvents, Automotives, Flammables & Electronics) Collection Center

7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Open: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday ONLY

The following items may be disposed of at the Center:

  • Paints and Solvents
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Expired Medicine
  • Pool & Garden Chemicals
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Computer Equipment
  • Televisions
  • Cell Phones
  • Other Electronic Items

The facility operated by the City of Los Angeles
Partially funded by the County of Los Angeles

For more information please contact 1-800-98-TOXIC or or

You may also properly dispose of household toxic products—at no cost—by bringing items to one of Los Angeles County’s Household Hazardous Waste Roundup events, conducted most weekends around LA County. For information call 1-888-CLEAN-LA (888-253-2652) or log on to

Or utilize the Earth 911 recycling hotline to locate drop-off programs for hazardous and non-hazardous materials: 1-800-CLEANUP (800-253-2687) or


Paint may not be placed out for curbside collection or disposed of in a bin/container meant for solid waste. FREE paint recycling is available at drop-off sites throughout California. Most of these sites are at paint retailers (paint, hardware, and home improvement stores) that have volunteered to take back paint, and they are available to any resident and business in California. These stores accept paint whenever they are open for business. Below is a link where you can find a drop-off site near you and view hours and restrictions.

Find a PaintCare drop-off location

Lithium Ion Batteries and Electronic Waste

Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries are commonly found in cell phones, laptops, cordless phones, household electronics or power tools and are considered hazardous waste when they are discarded. Unfortunately, more and more dangerous incidents are being reported involving explosions or fires caused by improperly disposed cell phones or Li-Ion batteries.

All batteries and electronic waste must be properly recycled or taken to a household hazardous waste disposal facility or event, and NEVER placed in trash or recycling carts!

Batteries and most electronic waste are considered hazardous because of the metals and/or other toxic or corrosive materials contained within. Even when batteries have reached their end-life, they still hold a small charge. If batteries are not discarded properly, they can potentially explode and cause a fire in a collection cart, truck or in a disposal facility when crushed.

Residents can bring unwanted Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and E-Waste items, including batteries, for safe and proper disposal to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Hyperion Permanent S.A.F.E. (Solvents, Automotives, Flammables & Electronics) Collection Center, 7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B Playa Del Rey, CA 90293. Open: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Saturday and Sunday ONLY.

Watch a Short Animated Video on Battery Safety from the Avoid the Spark Campaign

Additional HHW Disposal Options

Residents can properly dispose of household toxic items at no cost at the Environmental Collection Center located at EDCO Recycling & Transfer in Signal Hill.

Open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each Month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2755 California Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755

COVID-19 Drop-off Requirements:

Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste (HHW/E-Waste) collection events will resume as scheduled with new COVID-19 safety precautions. We ask that all attendees wear a face covering and remain in their vehicles with windows closed, if possible. Please stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, have been asked to quarantine, or have recently traveled internationally.

Event staff will only remove household hazardous and electronic waste from your trunk/pick-up bed. To dispose of sharps, you will be required to exit your vehicle and dispose of them in the designated area.

Convenient Collection of:

  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • E-Waste
  • Universal Waste
  • Sharps & Medicine
  • Pesticides & Fertilizers
  • …and more

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