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Items accepted at the EDCO Recycling and Transfer Collection Center include unwanted non-controlled pharmaceuticals, needles and syringes, antifreeze, car batteries, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, used motor oil, pesticides, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, TVs, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. Residents can bring up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of HHW per vehicle. Business/commercial waste will not be accepted.


The Center is located in one of Los Angeles' most densely populated areas and will serve as a convenient outlet for all county residents to safely dispose of hazardous waste.
The Center provides a free, convenient and environmentally safe method for County residents to drop-off HHW/E-Waste free of charge. The center is located at EDCO Recycling and Transfer Center, 2755 California Ave, in the City of Signal Hill. It is open the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(Updated 06/24/2020):
EDCO Household Hazardous Waste event is scheduled to open on Saturday, July 25, 2020, 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.

Protecting public health and the environment remains our highest priority and we look forward to resuming this beneficial program in a way that is safe for everyone. For more information, please contact (800) 238-0173 or (888) CleanLA.


On March 7, 2013, Los Angeles County 4th District Supervisor Don Knabe joined state and local officials, at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the County's second permanent Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Collection facility located at EDCO Recycling and Transfer Collection Center in Signal Hill. The center is a collaborative effort between the County, the cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill, EDCO, CalRecycle, and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.