Drop Off Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), E-Waste and Used Tires

Household Hazardous Waste, or HHW, is any chemical or household product that can pose an environmental or health threat if improperly stored, transported, or disposed of. When hazardous waste is disposed of in the trash, down the drain, or on the ground, our water and soils can be contaminated or trash collectors can be harmed. Most products labeled dangerous, flammable, poison, combustible and corrosive are considered hazardous waste.

The safest way to discard unwanted chemicals and other HHW is to take it to a collection event or facility near you. The City of Long Beach has partnered with public/private agencies to open a local and permanent Environmental Collection Center for disposing of HHW, universal waste and electronic waste.

Los Angeles County EDCO Recycling and Transfer Environmental Collection Center
2755 California Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755
Open Second and Fourth* Saturday of each month – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
*Center not open 4th Saturday of November or December

In addition to the EDCO facility, these locations accept e-waste and used tires only:

  • Conservation Corp of Long Beach | 340 Nieto Ave., Long Beach 90814
    Open Second and Fourth Saturday of each month – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • CCLB Environmental Education Center | 3251 E. 19th St., Signal Hill 90755
    Open Second and Fourth Saturday of each month – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Print HHW Checklist 

Items Accepted at Drop-Off Events

In the Home:

  • Cleaners with acid or lye
  • Expired pharmaceuticals
  • Home-generated sharps
  • Used Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)

In the Garage:

  • Used motor oil and oil filters
  • Paint and paint thinners
  • Turpentine
  • Anti-freeze

For the Garden:

  • Weed killer and pesticides
  • Pool chemicals

Universal Waste:

  • Household batteries
  • Car batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
  • Products that contain mercury

Electronic Waste:

  • Cell phones
  • Televisions
  • Radios
  • Computer monitors
  • Alarm clocks
  • Hairdryers
  • TV/VCR Combos
  • CPUs
  • Computer Keyboards and Mice
  • Printers and scanners
  • Other computer peripherals

Used Tires:

  • 9 max., no businesses

Items NOT Accepted at Drop-Off Events

  • Dangerous Waste is not accepted
  • Explosives
  • Radioactive material
  • Ammunition
  • Appliances are not accepted: Refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers or other “bulky” items. For these items, Long Beach residents can arrange for a FREE Special Collection.

Local Recycling Centers

Other recycling options exist throughout Long Beach. Use our interactive map to view locations. click the drop-down menu in the upper left corner of the map and click the items you wish to dispose of to see your options.

Local weekend E-Waste Collection Events:

All residents of Los Angeles County may also utilize mobile, one-day collection events throughout the County to properly dispose of HHW/E-Waste FREE of charge. Events are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Rain or shine, collection events will be held as scheduled.

Periodically, new dates and locations are added to the schedule, so check this page frequently or sign up for E-Notify to receive automatic notifications of new events.

Items that are NOT considered e-waste include:

Goodwill is a state-authorized collector of electronic-waste.
PLEASE NOTE: Goodwill will accept TVs and computer monitors, keyboards, and towers ONLY. For more information call 562-435-7741 or go to goodwillsolac.org