Hazardous Waste Collections in LA

Hazardous Waste Collections in LA

Laure Joliet
Mar 4, 2008

So you finished your January Jumpstart project and now you're left with empty spray cans, half empty paint cans, a battery or two and five cfl bulbs. You know you're not supposed to put them in the trash, so where the heck do you take them anyway? All the details after the jump:

Here's what the Los Angeles City Sanitation Department will accept (for free!) as a part of their Household Hazardous Waste Roundup:

• Motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid
• Used antifreeze
• Paint, paint thinner, turpentine
• Cleaners with acid or lye
• Pesticides or herbicides
• Household batteries or car batteries
• Pool chemicals
• CRT's, old TV's, misc. electronics
• Mercury thermometers or thermostats
• Unwanted or expired prescriptions

There are permanent collection sites all over the city:

4600 Colorado Boulevard
LA, 90039
Open Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm

Boyle Heights
2649 East Washington Blvd.
LA, 90021
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9am-3pm

West LA @ UCLA
550 E Young Charles Drive West
LA, 90095
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8am-2pm (Electronic waste only on Saturdays)

Playa Del Rey @ Hyperion Treatment Plant
7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B
Playa Del Rey
Saturday and Sunday, 9am-3pm

There are also one day collection events scheduled for each weekend in different parts of LA. For all the details check out the website or call 1-800-988-6942.

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