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Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste
Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste

It is our responsibility as residents to properly dispose of household hazardous waste. 

Litter, oil, chemicals, and other substances that are washed away from yards end up in storm drains.  Water in the storm drain is not treated the same way sanitary sewers are treated.  Therefore, once debris enters the storm drain, it contaminates the creeks, rivers, bays, and eventually the ocean. 

Many household products used daily are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of through proper channels.  Some common household hazardous waste includes but is not limited to batteries, paint, adhesives, drain openers, automotive products, grease and rust solvents, fluorescent lamps, mercury, televisions, computer monitors, and pool chemicals.  Periodic household hazardous waste drop off events are held throughout the year by Los Angeles County.  Flyers announcing these events are sent out to residents every few months. Click on the following links for upcoming events. 

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Events

2-10-2018 City of Claremont Corporate Yard, 1616 Monte Vista Avenue, Claremont 91711
3-3-2018 San Gabriel Public Works Yard, 917 E. Grand Avenue, San Gabriel 91776
3-3-2018 Huntington Millennium Center, 181 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia 91016
3-10-2018 City of Diamond Bar, City Streets Gateway Corporate Center, 1300 block of Bridge Gate Drive, Diamond Bar 91765
3-17-2018 San Gabriel Valley Airport, 4233 North Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte 91731
3-24-2018 Dibble Adult School, 1600 Pontenova Ave., Hacienda Heights 91745
8-4-2018 Santa Anita Race Track, Gate 6, Colorado Place, Arcadia
8-11-2018 Rio Hondo College, Parking Lot A, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier
9-15-2018 City of South El Monte Community Center Parking Lot, 1415 Santa Anita Ave, So El Monte, CA 91733

1-26-2019 Huntington Millennium Center, 181 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia
2-9-2019 Dibble Adult School, 1600 Pontenova Avenue, Hacienda Heights 91745
4-27-2019 Northrop-Grumman Corporation West 3rd St . & Zachary Padilla Ave., Azusa 91702

Sharps Containers

The City of Irwindale is excited to announce the launch of a new LA County Resident program to help increase proper disposal compliance of household sharps.  The "Contain and Responsibly Dispose (CARD) Your Sharps" Initiative provides resources to help residents safely discard their used household sharps including the option of a no-cost, FDA-cleared sharps container, regardless of their sharps provider.

Go to to learn more or click here for additional information. 

Additional Information on HHW and E-waste

The following links provide you with additional information on how Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste and how residents can prevent water pollution:

Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste - Too Toxic to Trash

Water Quality Guidelines for Car Wash Fundraisers

Water Quality Guidelines for Carpet Cleaning Activities

Proper Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

Household Tips

Plastic Bag Notice

Beverage Container Recycling Notice

Proper Disposal of Sharps Containers/Needles

For more information on household hazardous waste, electronic waste or sharps disposal, please contact Elizabeth Rodriguez at (626) 430-2211.