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Household Hazardous Waste Item List

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What is Household Hazardous Waste?

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. 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)

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

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

Irvine Collection Center -- 6411 Oak Canyon, 92618


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 to bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center:

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.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers cannot accept the following items:

Biological wasteCommercial Waste
TiresHigh-pressure cylinders (acetylene,
oxygen, air tanks-SCUBA or SCBA)
Radioactive materials

Click here to read more about Asbestos

Handling & Disposing Asbestos: Guide to Safe Removal

For your safety, please observe the following regulations in preparing for your visit to the HHWCC:

  • A maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds may be transported per vehicle, per trip
    (Department of Transportation Requirement). It is illegal to exceed these limits.
  • Containers larger than five gallons will not be accepted.
  • Containers will NOT be returned, except for oil containers, upon request.
  • Materials should be in original containers (except motor oil, fuels and antifreeze).
  • All containers must have lids, be sturdy, non-leaking, labeled and protected from breakage.
  • Do not combine different types of waste.
  • Do not mix oil-base paint with latex paint.
  • Empty containers with lids removed can be discarded in trash.

When you arrive at the Center, you must remain in your vehicle while a technician removes the material for you.


 Visit the Material Exchange Program where you can choose up to five items from a selection of partially used containers of household, yard and car-care products to take home FREE!


Notice: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers are not permitted to accept waste from businesses, churches, schools, nonprofit organizations or government agencies.

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. ***

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