The Drop Zone, a City of Burbank universal waste drop off service, does NOT accept paint and most forms of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).
HOURS: Monday through Friday 8A - 5P CLOSED SATURDAY AND HOLIDAYS
Dropping off on Saturdays and holidays is ILLEGAL DUMPING!! For weekend drop off options, scroll down to the Household Hazardous Waste section
ONLY LIMITED QUANTITIES of the following can be accepted at the Burbank Recycle Center:
Accepted from the general public*
Accepted from Burbank Residents ONLY**
DROP ZONE REQUIREMENTS:
|*||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.
HHW is any liquid, solid, or gas that poses a threat to humans or the environment. HHW may be toxic, poisonous, corrosive, reactive, flammable, combustible, or an irritant.
THE RECYCLE CENTER DOES NOT ACCEPT HHW ITEMS, which include:
Alternative Residential HHW Drop Off Options: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers
Burbank and Los Angeles County residents may take Household Hazardous Waste to one of the S.A.F.E. Collection Centers (operated by the city of Los Angeles) located throughout the county. They are free of charge to residents but business waste is NOT allowed.
The two closest HHW collection centers to Burbank are:
• LAG S.A.F.E. Center: 4600 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles 90039
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• Randall S.A.F.E. Center: 11025 Randall St, Sun Valley 91352
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Hours: Saturday and Sunday - 9am - 3pm (closed holidays or if it is raining)
Click here for S.A.F.E. Collection Centers or call LA Sanitation Call Center (800) 773-CITY(2489). Check the SAFE Collection Centers’ fliers carefully for drop off restrictions and call for specific questions.
The follow items are NOT accepted. Please call LA Sanitation 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 for assistance in disposing of these items.
- Marine flares
- Smoke Detectors
- LED Lights
- Business/commercial wastes (see CESQG)
- Ammunition, firecrackers and explosives
- Radioactive materials and medical/biological wastes
- Tires, and bulky items such as furniture and large appliances
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
- Fire Extinguishers
- Oxygen tanks/cylinders
- Acetylene tanks/cylinders
- ALL other compressed gas tanks/cylinders (EXCEPT propane tanks, butane tanks, MAPP gas tanks, and helium tanks).
S.A.F.E. Centers are operated by the City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation. LA Sanitation Rules and Regulations apply. Anyone who violates the rules may be rejected.
Businesses are NOT allowed to drop off at a S.A.F.E. Collection Center and must call (213) 485-2260 to schedule a drop off. Businesses are charged a fee.
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) ROUND UP: 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 collection events, sponsored by the County of Los Angeles and free to all LA County residents.
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 Call2Recycle.
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.
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.