Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Types of Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is prohibited by state law to be thrown away in the garbage and is required to be disposed of properly. HHW includes:
  • Fertilizer
  • Gasoline
  • Household cleaners
  • Medications
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane

HHW Resources

  • Please visit the Earth911 website to access information about HHW and how to safely dispose of waste.
Household Hazardous Waste examples

Orange County HHW Facilities

Location Hours Special Notes
Anaheim Collection Center
1071 N Blue Gum Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Huntington Beach Collection Center
17121 Nichols Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
San Juan Capistrano Facility
32250 La Pata Avenue
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92676
Tuesday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This facility is located at the Prima Deshecha Landfill.
Irvine Facility
6411 Oak Canyon
Irvine, CA 92618
Tuesday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This facility is located in front of the Irvine City Dog Park. This facility also has a Stop and Swap Program where you can take products that have been disposed of at the facility for reuse at no cost.

Special Facility Notes

The facilities will be closed on rainy days and holidays. Proof of Orange County residency is required.  For more information, call (714) 834-4000 or view Orange County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center Information flyers available in several languages.   

Materials Exchange Program

Orange County has a Materials Exchange Program located at each of the HHW locations. Residents can take home gently used household, yard, and car care products for free. The availability of free products varies but may include oil-based paint, household cleaners, wood care, products, antifreeze, and other automotive products.