household materials like motor oil and oil filters,
anti-freeze, paints, solvents, cleaners and old batteries
are too hazardous to throw in the trash. Once in a landfill,
they can contaminate ground water and pollute our creeks,
channels, bays and the ocean.
your unwanted household hazardous waste to one of Orange
County's four convenient collection centers. You can
also recycle used motor oil and oil filters at one of
the many certified collection centers throughout the
County, including most auto parts stores and gas stations.
OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
Orange County has one of the most extensive and efficient
household hazardous waste collection programs in Southern
California. With four permanent collection facilities
open five days a week, including Saturdays, and offering
fast drive-up and drop-off service, a quick and convenient
way to safely dispose of your household hazardous waste
is right around the corner. Just follow these directions.
maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds may be transported
per vehicle, per trip.
should be in original containers, except motor oil,
fuels and antifreeze.
your items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original,
labeled containers. All containers should have lids,
not leak and be protected from breakage.
not combine types of waste, or mix oil-based paint
with latex paint.
you want a container returned, like oil containers
and boxes or crates used to transport materials, please
notify the collection attendant in advance. Some containers
may not be returnable.
fluids (antifreeze, motor oil)
Batteries (home & car)
Personal care products
Polishes and waxes
Pool and spa chemicals
Propane barbecues tanks
Unused road flares
(latex & oil)
Compressed gas cylinders
The following locations are open Tuesday through Saturday,
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., except for rainy days and major
holidays, including 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas
and New Years Day.
and Swap Location
1071 N. Blue Gum Street
Between the 91 and 57 Freeways on the corner of La
Palma and Blue Gum.
Stop and Swap is a unique and free program that
allows you to drop off household, yard, and car
care products you no longer need and pick up others
you can use.
Between Beach Boulevard and Gothard Street, off Warner
Avenue at Rainbow Recycling and Disposal. Use Gate
Stop and Swap Location
6411 Oak Canyon
Between the 5 and 405 freeways, next to the City Corporate
Yard and Animal Shelter.
From the 55 Freeway, Exit Ortega highway, go east
to La Pata and turn right.
more information about Orange County's household
hazardous waste collection program, and the Stop &
Swap, call (714) 834-6752.
You can recycle used motor oil and oil filters at one
of the many certified collection centers throughout
the County, including most auto parts stores and gas
HERE to go to the California Integrated Waste
Management Board's web site, where you can get a list
of used oil collection centers in your city just by
entering your zip code.
For more information, call
the City of Anaheim Streets & Sanitation (714) 765-6860.