Sarah over at AT Chicago had an informative post about which chemicals to avoid in household cleaners (and green alternatives). We also noted people asking where they could get rid of the chemicals they don't want in their houses anymore, so we've compiled a list below for those of you living in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York... Los Angeles residents can drop off hazardous waste at any of their S.A.F.E. Permanent Collection Centers: San Pedro Los Angeles: GLENDALE Playa del Rey: HYPERION TREATMENT PLANT Sun Valley: RANDALL STREET West Los Angeles: UCLA Los Angeles: WASHINGTON BLVD. San Francisco residents: San Francisco Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility San Francisco Home Collection Program Chicago residents: City of Chicago Permanent Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility New York residents: Special Self-Help Special Waste Drop-Off Sites: BRONX: Hunts Point at Farragut Street and East River. BROOKLYN: Bay 41st Street and Gravesend Bay, south of the Belt Parkway (adjacent to the DSNY Brooklyn 11 garage). QUEENS: College Point at 30th Avenue, between 120th and 122nd Streets. STATEN ISLAND: Foot of Muldoon Avenue off the West Shore Expressway (440) adjacent to the DSNY Staten Island 3 garage. MANHATTAN: DSNY garage at 605 West 30th Street, between 11th & 12th Avenue.