Year-Round S.A.F.E. Centers

Hazardous waste safely handled for disposal


Six permanent household hazardous waste/e-waste collection centers are available to Lakewood residents. S.A.F.E. stands for “Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, Electronics” and the year-round centers are co-sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.

The center most convenient to Lakewood is in San Pedro at 1400 N. Gaffey Street. Like most of the centers, it is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The West Los Angeles center is open Thursday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It’s always prudent to check the center webpage for current schedules.

The agencies note that there is a transportation limit for chemical-related items at 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste to collection sites. They encourage residents to carefully pack their waste to prevent tipping or spilling of the waste during transportation.

Hazardous Waste Accepted

  • Paint and solvents
  • Used motor oil and filters
  • Anti-freeze and other automotive fluids
  • Cleaning products
  • Pool and garden chemicals
  • Aerosol cans
  • All medicine
  • Auto batteries
  • Household batteries

e-Waste Accepted

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Network equipment
  • Cables
  • Telephones
  • Televisions
  • Microwaves
  • Video games
  • Cell phones
  • Radios
  • Stereos
  • VCRs
  • Electronic toys

Not Accepted

  • Business waste
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Radioactive material
  • Biological waste
  • Tires
  • Bulky items

S.A.F.E Centers