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Household Hazardous Waste

Orange County has one of the most extensive and efficient household hazardous waste collection programs in Southern California. This includes four permanent collection facilities open five days a week, including Saturdays, offering fast drive-up and drop-off service.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers (HHWCC)

An HHWCC is a FREE, easy, drive-through operation that collects home, vehicle, and yard care products containing chemicals and toxins. These products cannot be put into your residential trash because they cannot be disposed in the landfills without risking contamination to groundwater and they cannot be dumped into storm drains without contaminating our oceans. They also cannot be dumped into the sewers as they kill the beneficial bacteria needed to treat sewage. The HHWCCs accept these materials from Orange County residents and recycle, reuse, or dispose of them in an environmentally responsible way.

How to use Orange County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers (

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers (HHWCC) ( ) or

Includes addresses of the centers, operating hours, accepted materials, and how to transport materials to the centers.

The collection centers accept products such as latex and oil base paint, antifreeze, batteries, used oil, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, hobby supplies and more.  For more information, including contacts, visit:

Landfill Locations ( )

Click here for hours of operation and directions to the Prima Deshecha Landfill.

Landfill (PRIMA DESECHA) feescheck or cash only NO CREDIT CARDS.  Checks should be payable to County of Orange.  Checks must have a physical address and cannot include a PO Box number.  For fees please go to

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