L.A. County Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Collection Events

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program provides Los Angeles County residents, including those in Paramount, with FREE and convenient ways to dispose of unwanted items that cannot be thrown in the regular trash.

Collection events will be available within a five-mile radius to all County residents at least two times a year. See below for upcoming events as well as other ongoing resources for proper disposal of household hazardous waste and electronic waste.

Upcoming temporary collection events in proximity to Paramount:

  • Norwalk – July 29, 2023 | 9 AM – 3 PM
    • Cerritos College | Stadium Parking Lot 1C
    • 1110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90655
  • Compton – TBD

Permanent Center

EDCO Recycling & Transfer
2755 California Avenue, Signal Hill, 90755

Open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, closed on holiday weekends.
For collection event details and the current schedule, visit CleanLA.com

Additional disposal options available throughout the year:

  1. Paint (unused and unwanted) – PaintCare.org
  2. Used Motor Oil – Find a location near you.
    1. Auto Zone #3715, 16249 Paramount Blvd, Paramount, (562) 295-5120
      1. CalRecycle #: 19-C-11250
      2. Used Oil Filters Accepted
    2. O’Reilly Auto Parts #3074, 15725 Downey Ave, Paramount, (562) 272-1433.
      1. CalRecycle #: 19-C-04082
      2. Used Oil Filters AcceptedHousehold Batteries – Find a participating library near you.
  3. The Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship Program provides disposal options including mail-back kits for sharps waste:
    1. Learn more
    2. Additional resources: sharps and pharmaceuticals
  4. Electronic Waste – Goodwill Southern California

Residents can also call (888) CLEAN-LA or visit CleanLA.com if they need additional information about disposal options.