Because of their potential for danger to humans and the environment, it is very important for residents to remove household hazardous waste (HHW). These items should never be thrown into the trash. Instead they should be taken to one of the listed Orange County HHW Collection Facilities. The HHW program is free to Orange County Residents.
Common HHW products include: Antifreeze, automobile fluids, batteries, cleaning products, fertilizers, fluorescent light bulbs/tubes & LED light bulbs, fuels, herbicides, paint, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, propane tanks (under 5 gallons), polishes, road flares, used motor oil/filters and waxes.
How to dispose of HHW:
- HHW can be collected curbside through the Door-to-Door HHW Collection Program
- HHW can also be disposed of at any of the four Orange County HHW Collection Facilities
- Household batteries, electronics, and fluorescent light bulbs/tubes can be disposed of at the Orange Coast College Recycling Center