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S.A.F.E. Centers & Mobile Collection Events

 

DUE TO COVID-19, THERE ARE STRICT SAFETY RULES THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO, AND LONG WAIT TIMES ARE ANTICIPATED.

COVID-19 SAFETY RULES
1. RESIDENTS MUST REMAIN IN THEIR VEHICLES AT ALL TIMES
2. FACE COVERINGS ARE MANDATORY AT ALL TIMES
3. MATERIALS MUST BE IN AN UNLOCKED TRUNK (STAFF WILL NOT OPEN THE VEHICLE DOOR OR ENTER THE VEHICLE'S CABIN)

ANY RESIDENTS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE SAFETY RULES WILL BE TURNED AWAY - NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY AS WELL AS OUR STAFF'S SAFETY.

All of the Mobile Collection Events are still postponed. Please do not place household hazardous materials in the trash. Electronic waste (e-waste) may be scheduled for curbside collection by calling 1-800-773-2489 or by selecting Electronic Waste in the MyLA311 app.


LA Sanitation (LASAN) has established programs for Los Angeles City and L.A. County residents to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste (E-waste). These wastes can be dropped off at permanent collection sites known as S.A.F.E. Centers or mobile collection events located throughout the City of Los Angeles. Check out the S.A.F.E. Center flyer for more information and LASAN's Events page for the next mobile event in your area. 


TRANSPORTATION LIMIT: It is against the law to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste to collection sites. Please pack your waste properly to prevent tipping or spilling of the waste during transportation.

Examples of accepted HHW items such as batteries, paint, light bulbs, and bleach

ACCEPTED ITEMS


HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW):

Paints and solvents, household batteries*, fluorescent tubes/bulbs and light ballasts (no metal fixtures)*, cleaning products, used motor oil and filters, anti-freeze and other automotive fluids, car batteries, pool and garden chemicals, aerosol cans, home generated SHARPS* such as needles or lancets, asbestos*, wood with creosote such as railroad ties*, unused medicine (except controlled substances), and more.  NOTE: All personal information must be removed from medicine bottles.

ELECTRONIC WASTE (E-WASTE):

Computers, monitors, printers, network, equipment, cables, telephones, televisions, microwaves, video games, cell phones, radios, stereos, and VCRs. For a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable e-waste please click on this link.  NOTE: UCLA S.A.F.E. Center accepts e-waste on Saturdays ONLY.

SHARPS:

  • Hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, and lancets derived from a household, including a multi-family residence or household.
  • DO NOT flush SHARPS down the toilet or throw them in the trash, recycling, or green waste bins.
  • SHARPS waste should be placed in a State approved container, or in a container that does not leak, break, or puncture. Please do not commingle SHARPS waste with any other HHW. 
  • NOTE: The container must be taped, sealed securely, and labeled "SHARPS". We accept a maximum container size of 1-gallon (or equivalent size) of SHARPS waste per visit. NO EXCEPTIONS.

ADDITIONAL NOTES ***:

  • Batteries: please tape both terminals of the batteries with clear packing tape, electrical tape, or duct tape
  • Fluorescent light bulbs/tubes and ballasts: both are accepted but cannot be attached. No metal fixtures.
  • Asbestos (friable): must be abated by professionals, wetted, and double bagged in clearly-labeled plastic bags; must be less than 3 ft. in length
  • Wood (creosote): must be less than 3 ft. in length


NON-ACCEPTED ITEMS


The follow items are NOT accepted. Please call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 for assistance in disposing of these items.

  • Marine flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • LED Lights
  • Metal light fixtures
  • Business/commercial wastes (see CESQG)
  • Ammunition, firecrackers and explosives
  • Radioactive materials and medical/biological wastes
  • Tires, and bulky items such as furniture and large appliances

       EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen tanks/cylinders
  • Acetylene tanks/cylinders
  • ALL other compressed gas tanks/cylinders (EXCEPT propane tanks, butane tanks, MAPP gas tanks, and helium tanks).

Randall SAFE Center Entrance 

S.A.F.E. CENTERS: PERMANENT COLLECTION CENTERS FOR LOS ANGELES CITY AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS


S.A.F.E. Centers (Solvents/Automotive/Flammables/Electronics) are permanent collection sites that are open every weekend for residents to drop off their HHW, e-waste, and used oil. Scroll down for a list of locations and operating hours.


NOTE:

  • Residents should stay inside of their vehicles when the waste is offloaded. 
  • Waste may be collected with its container.
  • Closed on holidays. 
  • UCLA S.A.F.E. Center accepts electronic waste (e-waste) on Saturdays ONLY.
  • All waste collection services are suspended during rainy weather.

NAME SERVING
COMMUNITIES
HOURS OF OPERATION ADDRESS
Nicole Bernson (Balboa)
S.A.F.E. Center     
North ValleySaturdays and Sundays
9:00am-3:00pm
10241 N. Balboa Boulevard, 
Northridge, CA 91325 
Gaffey Street
S.A.F.E. Center
Harbor AreaSaturdays and Sundays
9:00am-3:00pm
1400 N. Gaffey Street,
San Pedro, CA 90731
Los Angeles-Glendale
S.A.F.E. Center
Central Los AngelesSaturdays and Sundays
9:00am-3:00pm 
4600 Colorado Boulevard, 
Los Angeles, CA 90039 
Hyperion S.A.F.E. Center Playa Del ReySaturdays and Sundays
9:00am-3:00pm
7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Randall Street
S.A.F.E. Center
East ValleySaturdays and Sundays
9:00am-3:00pm
11025 Randall Street, 
Sun Valley, CA 91352
UCLA
S.A.F.E. Center
West Los AngelesThursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
8:00am-2:00pm 
This site accepts electronic
waste on Saturdays ONLY
550 Charles E. Young Drive West,
Los Angeles, CA 90095 
Washington Blvd.
S.A.F.E. Center
East Los AngelesSaturdays and Sundays
9:00am-3:00pm
2649 E. Washington Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90021

 

CESQG PROGRAM: HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES 

 
Small businesses that qualify for the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Program may dispose of their hazardous waste at the S.A.F.E. Centers for a fee. This service is by appointment ONLY. Please call (213) 485-2260, or email srcrd@lacity.org to book an appointment.

NOTE: YOUR BUSINESS MUST HAVE OR OBTAIN AN EPA ID NUMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CESQG PROGRAM.
 

NAME LOCATIONHOURS OF OPERATION ADDRESS
Gaffey Street
S.A.F.E. Center
Harbor Area1st Wednesday of the month 1400 N. Gaffey Street,
San Pedro, CA 90731 
Washington Blvd.
S.A.F.E. Center
East Los Angeles2nd Wednesday of the month 2649 E. Washington Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90021 
Hyperion S.A.F.E. Center Playa Del Rey3rd Wednesday of the month 7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Randall Street
S.A.F.E. Center
East Valley4th Wednesday of the month 11025 Randall St. 
Sun Valley, CA 91352

 
 

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MOBILE COLLECTION EVENTS FOR LOS ANGELES CITY AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS


LASAN hosts one-day collection events at various locations where S.A.F.E. Centers are not easily accessible. Depending on the location, residents can drop off different materials such as used oil, e-waste, paint or HHW. The City also sponsors Used Oil Filter Exchange events where residents can bring in old used oil filters and receive new filters for FREE (up to 2 per household). For a list of upcoming mobile events, go to LA Sanitation's Events page.

For updated County of Los Angeles HHW and E-Waste Collection event information, visit:
Voice: 888-CLEAN-LA / 888-253-2652
TDD: 626-282-7829 (Hearing / Speech Impaired)
County Website: www.cleanla.com 

As a measure of caution in relation to the containment of the COVID-19 Virus, our used oil/e-waste/tire/paint collection events continue to be suspended.

We look forward to resuming these vital services when concerns have passed. In the meantime, you can take these items to a SAFE Center.

 
 
Depending on the event, different waste materials are collected. See the Event calendar page for additional information about upcoming events.

Used Oil and Paint
  • Used Motor Oil and Oil Filters
  • Latex and Oil-based Household Paint ONLY
  • NOTE: NO other automotive fluids will be accepted. Please take them to the nearest S.A.F.E. Center.

Used Oil and Electronics
Used Oil, Electronics, and Paint
  • Used Motor Oil and Oil Filters
  • Electronic Waste
  • Latex and Oil-based Household Paint ONLY

Household Hazardous Waste
  • Any acceptable items listed above
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