Hand Sanitizer

Alternative ways to recycle
Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Collection 

Hand sanitizer is flammable due to its high alcohol content and is considered hazardous waste. When transporting sanitizer for disposal, ensure the sanitizer is in a sealed container to prevent leakage.

Hand sanitizer needs special handling to avoid toxic exposure for waste workers, the community, and the environment.

City Specific Disposal Options
Please check with your city page (residential or commercial) to confirm if additional options are available, such as home collection, drop-off locations, and/or events. (These options vary per city.)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-Off
Your city or county may offer HHW drop-off sites and collection events.
– Los Angeles County: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers and events
– Riverside County
– San Bernardino County
– Ventura County 

Disposal Options For Businesses
Hazardous waste cannot be placed in your containers. Schedule a Special Waste Collection by emailing [email protected] or calling Athens’ Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100. Fees may apply.

Some HHW drop-off centers may allow drop off by small business generators (check links above).

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Recycle Bottle Once Empty

Once empty of all liquid, the plastic bottle may be recycled. The plastic pump (if applicable) should be thrown in the garbage.

Ways to Reuse

Buy Bulk to Save

Buy hand sanitizer in bulk and refill your individual bottles. This practice will cut down on the overall number of plastic bottles you go through.