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Hazardous waste is unused or leftover portions of products containing toxic chemicals used around the home. Products labeled Caution, Warning, Danger, Poison, Toxic, Flammable or Corrosive are considered hazardous.
E-waste and u-waste collection is provided free to La Mirada residents through an on-call (curbside) program where residents schedule a pickup by calling EDCO directly at (562) 597-0608. Residents do not need to be home during the collection.
Residents can schedule e-waste pickup service for items such as televisions, computers, printers, etc. (please no other Household Hazardous Waste). Residents can schedule u-waste pickup service for items such as fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps, household batteries and mercury-containing thermometers and thermostats.
In addition, EDCO holds a FREE e-waste collection event for La Mirada residents. Detailed information will be posted under Events prior to the event.
Sharps collection is provided free to La Mirada residents through an on-call (curbside) program where residents schedule a pickup by calling EDCO directly at (562) 597-0608. Residents do not need to be home during the collection.
Residents can dispose of up to two gallons of sharps waste sealed in any hard plastic container (please no other Household Hazardous Waste).
Paint may not be placed out for curbside collection or disposed of in a bin/container meant for solid waste. FREE paint recycling is available at drop-off sites throughout California. Most of these sites are at paint retailers (paint, hardware, and home improvement stores) that have volunteered to take back paint, and they are available to any resident and business in California. These stores accept paint whenever they are open for business. Below is a link where you can find a drop-off site near you and view hours and restrictions.
Find a PaintCare drop-off location
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries are commonly found in cell phones, laptops, cordless phones, household electronics or power tools and are considered hazardous waste when they are discarded. Unfortunately, more and more dangerous incidents are being reported involving explosions or fires caused by improperly disposed cell phones or Li-Ion batteries.
All batteries and electronic waste must be properly recycled or taken to a household hazardous waste disposal facility or event, and NEVER placed in trash or recycling carts!
Batteries and most electronic waste are considered hazardous because of the metals and/or other toxic or corrosive materials contained within. Even when batteries have reached their end-life, they still hold a small charge. If batteries are not discarded properly, they can potentially explode and cause a fire in a collection cart, truck or in a disposal facility when crushed.
E-waste and u-waste collection is provided FREE to La Mirada residents through an on-call (curbside) program where residents schedule a pickup by calling EDCO directly at (562) 597-0608. Residents do not need to be home during the collection.
Watch a Short Animated Video on Battery Safety from the Avoid the Spark Campaign
Residents can properly dispose of household toxic items at no cost at the Environmental Collection Center located At EDCO Recycling & Transfer in Signal Hill.
Open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each Month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2755 California Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755
COVID-19 Drop-off Requirements:
Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste (HHW/E-Waste) collection events will resume as scheduled with new COVID-19 safety precautions. We ask that all attendees wear a face covering and remain in their vehicles with windows closed, if possible. Please stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, have been asked to quarantine, or have recently traveled internationally.
Event staff will only remove household hazardous and electronic waste from your trunk/pick-up bed. To dispose of sharps, you will be required to exit your vehicle and dispose of them in the designated area.
Convenient Collection of:
OPEN TO ALL LA MIRADA RESIDENTS
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Permanent S.A.F.E. (Solvents, Automotives, Flammables & Electronics) Collection Center
1400 North Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Open: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday ONLY
You may also properly dispose of household toxic products—at no cost—by bringing items to one of Los Angeles County’s Household Hazardous Waste Roundup events, conducted most weekends around LA County. For information call 1-888-CLEAN-LA (888-253-2652) or log on to www.888cleanLA.com.
For more information please contact 1-800-98-TOXIC or www.larecycles.org or www.888cleanla.com
Or utilize the Earth 911 recycling hotline to locate drop-off programs for hazardous and non-hazardous materials: 1-800-CLEANUP (800-253-2687) or www.earth911.org
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