Sunday, January 22, 2017


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers are not permitted to accept waste from businesses, churches, schools, nonprofit organizations or government agencies.

How to use Orange County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers

  • Collection Center Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
  • Closed major holidays and rainy days.
  • More information about household hazardous waste disposal is available at 714-834-6752 and at

Anaheim: 1071 N. Blue Gum Street, Anaheim, CA 92806

1071 N. Blue Gum Street, Anaheim, CA 92806

At CVT Recycling Center, on Southwest Corner of La Palma Ave. & Blue Gum St. near junction of 57 and 91Freeways.

Huntington Beach: 17121 Nichols Street-Gate 6, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

17121 Nichols Street-Gate 6, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

At Rainbow Disposal, south of Warner Ave. between Beach Blvd. and Gothard St.

Irvine: 6411 Oak Canyon Irvine, CA 92618

6411 Oak Canyon Irvine, CA 92618

Next to City of Irvine Corporate Yard & Bark Park. From I-5 exit Sand Canyon. Go west to Oak Canyon and turn right.

San Juan Capistrano: 32250 La Pata Avenue, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

32250 La Pata Avenue, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Exit I-5 at Ortega Highway (SR-74). Go east to La Pata Ave. Turn right and continue to landfill entrance.


For your safety, please observe the following regulations in preparing for your visit to the HHWCC:

  •  A maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds may be transported per vehicle, per trip (Department of Transportation Requirement). It is illegal to exceed these limits.
  • Containers larger than five gallons will not be accepted.
  • Containers will NOT be returned, except for oil containers, upon request.
  • Materials should be in original containers (except motor oil, fuels and antifreeze).
  • All containers must have lids, be sturdy, non-leaking, labeled and protected from
  • breakage.
  • Do not combine different types of waste.
  • Do not mix oil-base paint with latex paint.
  • Empty containers with lids removed can be discarded in trash.

When you arrive at the Center, you must remain in your vehicle while a technician removes the material for you. Visit the Material Exchange Program where you can choose up to five items per week from a selection of partially used containers of household, yard and car-care products to take home FREE!

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What to bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center

  • Cleaning Products
  • Bleach (laundry)
  • Drain cleaners
  • Oven cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Toilet cleaners
  • Tub, tile, shower cleaners
  • Wood and metal cleaners and polishes

Lawn and Garden Products

  • Fungicides/wood preservatives
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides

Workshop/Painting Supplies

  • Adhesives and glues
  • Aerosol cans
  • Fixatives and other solvents
  • Furniture strippers
  • Oil or enamel-based paint
  • Paint strippers and removers
  • Paint thinners and turpentine
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Stains and finishes


  • Batteries
  • Compact Fluorescent Tubes
  • Driveway sealer
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Mercury thermostats or
  • thermometers
  • Sharps in puncture-proof containers
  • (hypodermic needles, pen needles,
  • intravenous needles, lancets)

Automotive Products

  • Air conditioning refrigerants
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive batteries
  • Carburetor and fuel injection cleaners
  • Fuel additives
  • Motor oil
  • Starter fluids
  • Transmission and brake fluid

Indoor Pesticides

  • Ant sprays and baits
  • Bug sprays
  • Cockroach sprays and baits
  • Flea repellents and shampoos
  • Houseplant insecticides
  • Moth repellents
  • Mouse and rat poisons and baits

Other Flammable Products

  • CO2 cartridges (lecture bottle or smaller)
  • Diesel fuel
  • Fire Extinguishers under 40 lbs.
  • Gas/oil mix
  • Helium tanks
  • Home heating oil
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter fluid
  • Propane tanks (5-gallon or smaller)


  • Alarm clocks
  • Blood glucose monitors (sterilized)
  • Camcorders
  • CD players
  • Cell phones
  • Computer monitors (CRTs & flat
  • screens)
  • Computers/CPUs/laptops*
  • Copiers (home use, desktop)
  • Digital cameras*
  • Digital thermometers
  • Display boards on exercise equipment
  • DVD players
  • Hand-held electronic devices
  • Home-use medical monitors
  • I-Pods & MP3 players*
  • Microwave ovens (home use)
  • PDAs*

*Remove data before disposal.

  • Programmable kitchen appliances
  • Pagers
  • Printer/scanner/fax
  • Radios of all types (car & home)
  • Stereos (no speakers)
  • Telephones & answering machines
  • Televisions (CRTs & flat screens)
  • VCRs
  • Video game consoles & accessories
  • Walkie-talkies

HHW Collection Centers cannot accept the following items:

  • Asbestos
  • Ammunition
  • Biological waste
  • Commercial Waste
  • Explosives
  • High-pressure cylinders (acetylene,
  • oxygen, air tanks—SCUBA or SCBA)
  • Radioactive materials
  • Tires

Visit for disposal information of these items.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household hazardous waste" or "HHW." Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them. Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.

Additional HHW services may be available through your City. Contact your City’s Recycling Coordinator to find out other ways to dispose of your household hazardous waste items in your community.

Note Regarding Disposal of Expired and Unused Medicine Most medicines used in a home are not considered hazardous waste. They can be disposed of in the trash after being secured in durable packaging. Specific disposal instructions can be found at Click on Hazardous Waste.






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