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Hazardous Waste Disposal for OC

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What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be “household hazardous waste” or “HHW.” Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous
ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.

Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes includes dumping them on the ground, pouring them down the drain, into storm sewers, or in most cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment (water, soil, and air) and pose a threat to human health.

This flyer explains more about what can be accepted at the collection centers

How to use Orange County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers

Orange County Hazardous Waster Collection Centers are located in Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and San Juan Capistrano. Collection center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The centers are closed on major holidays and rainy days.

This is a FREE service for county residents

Additional information about household hazardous waste disposal is available at 714-834-6752 and on the OC Waste & Recycling website

Note Regarding Disposal of Expired and Unused Medicine

Most medicines used in a home are not considered hazardous waste. They can be disposed of in the trash after being secured
in durable packaging.

Specific disposal instructions can be found here. 

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