LA County Public Works
We plan, design, build, and maintain modern infrastructure that uplifts all communities of Los Angeles County.
Clean LA for Residents
Solid Waste Information Management System (SWIMS)
Clean LA for Business
Clean LA for Government
Clean LA is for ALL
Los Angeles County
Organic Waste Management
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink
Trash Collection / Illegal Dumping
Household Hazardous Waste / Electronic Waste
Used Motor Oil Recycling
Underground Storage Tanks
Household hazardous waste is any leftover product labeled toxic, poison, corrosive,
flammable, combustible, or irritant, that you want to discard. Find out more at
Household Hazardous Waste website.
A Reuse Center is a place where residents can pick up unused or partially used products that have been taken to a Los Angeles County operated Household Hazardous Waste Permanent Center. These products include household cleaners, lawn and garden care, paint, and more.
Do you have old paint, oil, cleaners, televisions, or electronics that you're not
sure what to do with? Dispose of these items properly at a FREE Household
Hazardous/Electronic Waste (HHW/E-Waste) Collection Event near you
- there's one almost every weekend around L.A. County.
All residents of Los Angeles County may utilize the City of Los Angeles S.A.F.E. permanent collection centers (various),
the Antelope Valley Environmental Collection
Center (in Palmdale) or EDCO Recycling
and Transfer Center (in Signal Hill) to properly dispose of HHW/E-Waste
FREE of charge.
California residents and businesses can now recycle leftover paint for free at local
retail stores. For program details and locations, visit www.PaintCare.org or call 855-724-6809.
State law makes it illegal for residents to dispose of home-generated sharps waste
in the trash. To learn how to safely manage and properly dispose of sharps waste,
Common batteries such as AA, AAA, C cells, D cells and button cell batteries (e.g.
hearing aid batteries) may contain a corrosive chemical that can cause burns. For
proper disposal, click here.
Single-use cylinders are dangerous. When “empty,” single-use cylinders often still contain a small amount of gas, posing a danger to sanitation workers due to the risk of explosions and resulting fires. Reusable propane cylinders reduce the impact on landfills and the environment. click here for more information.
Recycle your used motor oil and used oil filters at a County
sponsored event or a permanent collection center.
Recycle your used motor oil filter at the following oil filter exchange events. Click here for English | Spanish | Chinese.
If you have expired or unused medications, don't discard them down the sink! Click
here for information on how
to safely dispose of unused drugs.
Make your own Alternative
Household Products (PDF, 603KB, also
en Español) using ingredients found in most household cabinets.