If you’ve recently done some spring cleaning and are wondering what to do with your unwanted Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), we’ve got some answers! Out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of LA’s SAFE Centers are currently closed. We are asking residents to store their unwanted HHW at home until our SAFE Centers can safely re-open. For the most up-to-date information on when they will re-open, as well as their locations and opening times, we advise that you check the SAFE Center page.
Please do not place your unwanted HHW in any of your city-issued black, blue, or green bins or leave them outside the gates of a SAFE Center.
Here are answers to questions you may have about storing Household Hazardous Waste safely in your home:
Where Should I Store HHW?
How Should I Store HHW?
What Should I Avoid Doing?
I’ve heard rumors that I CAN recycle my unwanted E-Waste during COVID-19. Is this true?
Yes! E-waste may be scheduled for curbside collection by LA Sanitation and Environment crews. Call (800) 773-2489 to schedule the pick up of your unwanted e-waste.
For more information and tips on safe HHW storage, check out the resources provided by the EPA and FEMA. For up-to-date information, please refer to our SAFE Center page.
Spring is a great time to sort through HHW and decide what needs to stay or be disposed of properly. COVID-19 has made this process a bit more complicated than usual, but if you follow the tips outlined above, you’ll be ready to go once LA’s stay at home order is lifted. In the meantime, thanks for doing your part to protect your family and our environment!
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