Hazardous Waste Material

Household hazardous wastes must be managed carefully and legally disposed of through a certified household hazardous waste collection facility.  Items such as televisions, computer monitors, fluorescent tubes, motor oil, antifreeze, automotive fluids, leftover paint, pesticides, fertilizers, and household cleaning products are all examples of hazardous waste.  These items may NOT be placed in the trash, and trash containing these items will not be collected. 

Huntington Beach residents may dispose of such wastes at the Rainbow Environmental Services facility located at 17121 Nichols Street (south of Warner Avenue, between Beach Boulevard and Gothard Street).  This facility is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., except on rainy days.  Enter at gate # 6.  There is no charge to Orange County residents.   Proof of residency may be required.  Hazardous waste is not accepted from businesses, schools, government agencies, churches or non-profit organizations.  To obtain more information, call their hotline at (714) 834-4000, or visit their web site at www.oclandfills.com

For information regarding the City's Hazardous Materials Disclosure Program, including frequently asked questions concerning hazardous materials, please click on the link below. 

Additional information can be obtained at the following telephone numbers:

9-1-1                     Hazardous Materials Emergencies     

(714) 834-4000     OC Waste and Recycling

(714) 433-6000     Health Care Agency (Environmental Health)

800 CLEANUP       CIWMB Recycling Hotline (Motor Oil)

800 876-4766       Orange County Poison Control Center

800 69-TOXIC      Waste Alert to report illegal dumping

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2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5411
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