Regional Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events

Los Angeles County waste roundup event

Several times each year, Lakewood residents have a chance to safely rid themselves of household hazardous waste and e-waste. They can do it in an environmentally friendly way at drop-off events held jointly by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and the Los Angeles County Sanitation District.

Scheduled Events

The convenient drive-through events are held on Saturdays and take only a few minutes, and participants often don't even have to get out of their car. They typically run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Check the flyer posted on this page for the next event, or for a full schedule go to:

Events closest to Lakewood are typically held at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach, in nearby Bellflower at Simm's Park, and at Cerritos College. Collection events are also held at the Los Angeles County Office of Education in Downey.


Leave chemicals in their original container, place them in a cardboard box and drive to the collection site. No explosive or radioactive materials, tires or waste from businesses will be accepted. Please do not mix chemicals together in the same bottle.

Technicians will empty the car trunks and truck beds of materials such as motor oil, paint or pesticides. They also gather old TVs, cell phones, printers and computers. Electronic waste is sent to a facility within California that certifies it is 100 percent de-manufactured and recycled in a stringent and environmentally-acceptable manner. None of the electronic waste collected at these events is sent overseas.