It is illegal to place Hazardous Waste in any collection container. The State of California provides a list of banned materials from the landfill that require special drop off.
What Is Considered Hazardous Waste?Hazardous waste includes anything labeled toxic, poisonous, corrosive, flammable, combustible, or irritant. It is illegal to dispose of these items in your waste containers, sinks, or storm drains. Contact with these materials can be extremely dangerous for waste workers, the community, and the environment.
City Specific Collection OptionsPlease 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-OffYour city or county may offer HHW drop-off sites and collection events. Check their website for acceptable items list. – Los Angeles County: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers and events– Riverside County– San Bernardino County– Ventura County
Disposal Options For Businesses– Athens offers Special Waste Collection for businesses. Schedule a special waste collection by emailing [email protected] or calling Athens Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100.– LA County S.A.F.E. Centers only accept residential hazardous waste during normal operating hours. Small businesses will have to make an appointment to dispose through their C.E.S.Q.G. Program (Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator).