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What is Hazardous Waste?

Household hazardous waste is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant that is disposed of.

A typical home can contain a vast array of household hazardous products used for cleaning, painting, beautifying, lubricating and disinfecting the house, yard, workshop and garage.

The health and safety of our families, neighborhoods and environment is threatened when household hazardous waste is stored or disposed of improperly.

The chemical-based household products from a single home may seem insignificant; but, when millions of homes across Los Angeles County use similar products handling, storing and disposing of them improperly the combined effect becomes a major problem. The health and safety of people and animals, as well as the health of our communities and the environment is endangered when these types of products are discarded in household garbage, sinks or storm drains.

For more information, visit the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works website.

Check out the following websites for more information:

City of Calabasas

City of Agoura Hills
Great website with lots of information on how to get rid of all your hazardous waste.

City of Malibu
UCLA S.A.F.E. Center

Please check the Los Angeles County website for information and details on e-waste round-ups, or contact Kim Nilsson of Solid Waste Solutions in Thousand Oaks at (805) 495-7521.


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