Household Hazardous Waste

Free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special handling when you dispose of them.

Orange County residents can dispose of their Household Hazardous Waste items for FREE at any of the County's four Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers, see below for locations. Additional HHW services may be available through your city. Contact your city's recycling coordinator to find out other ways to dispose of your HHW items in your community.

If you need special assistance with household hazardous waste collection and are unable to bring it to one of our centers, please call 714-834-4000 for more information about our Door-to-Door service.

Please see below regarding a list of common items you can take to your local collection center.  For information regarding proper recycling of smoke detectors/alarms, please click here.

OC Waste & Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste Program will ensure that your device is properly managed for disposal and/or recycled per State regulations. Please be advised, the County of Orange is NOT RESPONSIBLE for the security of personal or private information contained on electronic devices or hard drives.

***OC Waste & Recycling Hazardous Waste Collection Centers are not permitted to accept waste from businesses, churches, schools, nonprofit organizations or government agencies, or from residents outside of Orange County. ***

Hours of Operation
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
(closed on major holidays and during rainy weather)
To confirm centers are open during rain events, call 714-834-4000.