Household Hazardous Waste

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The Burbank Recycle Center does NOT accept most forms of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).

ONLY LIMITED QUANTITIES of the following HHW can be accepted at the Burbank Recycle Center (Monday through Friday only. No Saturday drop-off).

Accepted from the general public*

Accepted from Burbank Residents ONLY**

  • used motor oil
  • oil filters and rags
  • antifreeze
  • electronics
  • batteries
  • fluoresent light bulbs and tubes

 

Oil and antifreeze has a limit of 15 gallons per visit (State Department of Toxic Substance Control regulations).
**  Burbank ID is required. Electronics drop off is limited to 100 pounds per address per year, battery drop off is limited to 10 pounds per address per year, fluorescent bulb drop off limited to 10 bulbs per address per year.


Remember! It is against the law to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste to any collection site. Please plan your trips to collection sites so that one round trip load does not exceed these limits.

Call the Burbank Recycle Center (818-238-3900) for further information. 

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WHAT IS HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) AND WHERE CAN IT BE DISPOSED?

 

HHW

HHW is any liquid, solid, or gas that poses a threat to humans or the environment.  HHW may be toxic, poisononous, corrosive, reactive, flammable, combustible, or an irritant. Common HHW items include:

  • paints and solvents
  • pesticides
  • herbicides
  • pool chemicals
  • household cleaners
  • medications/ sharps
  • flammable liquids
  • shoe polish
  • car wax
  • mothballs           
  • propane tanks
  • asbestos
  • treated lumber
  • cosmetics
  • electronics
  • batteries
  • fluorescents
  • mercury thermometers
  • automotive fluids
    (i.e., gas, oil, trans. fluid, coolant)

Burbank and Los Angeles County residents may take Household Hazardous Waste to one of the S.A.F.E. Collection Centers located throughout the county (free of charge to residents and on a fee schedule for businesses). The two closest HHW collection centers to Burbank are.

•  4600 Colorado Blvd, Glendale 90039
Flyer - English     Flyer - Spanish

•   11025 Randall St, Sun Valley 91352
Flyer - English     Flyer - Spanish

Hours for both: Saturday and Sunday -  9am - 3pm unless it is a holiday or it is raining. 

Businesses must call (213) 485-2260 to schedule a drop off on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Sun Valley location. Businesses are charged a fee.

Click here for S.A.F.E. Collection Centers or call 800-98-TOXIC. Check the SAFE Collection Centers’ fliers carefully for drop off restrictions and call for specific questions.

Each year the City of Burbank partners with Los Angeles County in hosting a HHW round up in mid September. Look for information on our website during the summer. You may also call 1-888-CleanLA or click here HHW Roundups for a list of upcoming HHW Roundups sponsored by the County of Los Angeles and free to all LA County residents. 

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Ask your retailer or supplier if they are taking back hazardous materials as a complete customer service program.

Rechargeable batteries for instance are recycled at many participating retailers as well as at the Burbank Recycle Center through the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation

Paint can be taken back to participating retailers through Paint Care. Call the participating store before you head out, they may have special terms that apply.

Burbank is working closely with the California Product Stewardship Council to expand take back options for hazardous materials.

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HOW TO REDUCE HAZARDOUS WASTE

- Use all of your paint by applying another coat.
- Use simple, nontoxic cleaning products around the home.
- Buy and use rechargeable batteries.
- Encourage (pay) your gardener to attend green gardening classes.
- Learn to keep a beautiful landscape with natural, nontoxic techniques.
- Walk, bike, bus, and train whenever possible (gas and oil are hazardous wastes).
- Buy long lasting products that can be repaired.
- Grow or buy organic food.
- Choose gifts wisely.

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