Household Hazardous Waste

Free Household Hazardous Waste and E-waste Disposal for OC Residents

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, smoke detectors, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special handling when you dispose of them. E-waste such as televisions, tablets, cell phones and computers can also be taken to a HHW.

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. Additional HHW services may be available through your city. Proof of County residence may be requested. To find out other ways to dispose of your HHW items, contact your city's recycling coordinator.

Hours of Operation:

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
(closed on major holidays and during rainy weather)

Anaheim Collection Center -- 1071 N. Blue Gum Street, 92806

Huntington Beach Collection Center -- 17121 Nichols Lane, 92647, Gate 6

Irvine Collection Center -- 6411 Oak Canyon, 92618

San Juan Capistrano Collection Center -- 32250 Avenida La Pata, 92675

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.

What can I take to the HHW Collection Centers?

Check our detailed fact sheets here for information. Please be sure to follow safety guidelines regarding size and quantity limits of certain chemicals and items as noted on the fact sheets.

Electronics Disclaimer:  OC Waste & Recycling's Household Hazardous Waste Program will ensure that your device is properly managed for disposal and/or recycled per State regulations. No destruction of computers, hard drives, cell phones or other electronic devices occur on these premises.  Residents should remove sensitive information prior to dropping off electronic waste.  The County of Orange, OC Waste & Recycling and its designated contractor are not responsible for the loss or unauthorized use of information contained in computers, phones or other devices.

***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. ***