OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers

batteries, cleaning products, paint cans, and electronicsAll Orange County residents can take household hazardous waste (HHW), electronic waste (e-waste) and universal waste (u-waste) to any of the County's HHW Collection Centers. As a convenient alternative to these drop-off centers, Costa Mesa Sanitary District solid waste customers are eligible to have HHW collected from their doorstep at no additional cost! Simply visit our service request webpage to schedule an online request for HHW collection.

When transporting HHW to the Centers, please be aware that:

  • A maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds may be transported per vehicle, per trip. It is illegal to exceed these limits.
  • Containers larger than 5 gallons will not be accepted.
  • All materials must be kept in their original containers (except motor oil, antifreeze, and fuels).
  • All containers must have lids and be sturdy, non-leaking, labeled and protected from breakage.
  • Do not combine different types of HHW.
There are a total of four (4) OC HHW Collection Centers:

Huntington Beach
17121 Nichols Lane, Gate 6
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

6411 Oak Canyon
Irvine, CA 92618

1071 N. Blue Gum Street
Anaheim, CA 92806

San Juan Capistrano
(Prima Deshecha Landfill)
32250 La Pata Avenue
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

These facilities are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (closed on major holidays and during rainy weather). For more information, call 714-834-4000 or visit Orange County Waste & Recycling's website.