A NOTE TO ALL OF OUR PATRONS:
Often it is necessary to reschedule or even cancel some of our regularly scheduled Household Hazardous Waste Collection events.
We HIGHLY recommend that you check our website prior to coming to make sure that the day you intend to drop off your hazardous waste is still available. Please contact the Fire Prevention office at (818) 548-4810 if you have any questions.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program
The Household Hazardous Waste Program serves residents of Glendale and La Cañada.
For residents of La Crescenta or Montrose if you pay a utility bill to Glendale Water and Power you can also participate in the program. Please bring a copy of the bill with you.
If you live in a city other than Glendale or La Cañada, click here for a Hazardous Waste Round-up near you.
Operating hours for the Household Hazardous Waste collection are from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm every Wednesday and Saturday, except holiday weekends and if inclement weather exists, (rain/excessive heat).
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection is conducted at the Environmental Management Center Located at 780 Flower Street, Glendale, CA 91201.
How to bring in your Household Hazardous Waste
A maximum of 15 gallons of liquid or 125 lbs of solid hazardous waste may be brought during each visit. The material is measured by the size of the container and not its actual content. If possible keep the chemicals in their original labeled container and bring then in a sturdy box. Be prepared to leave your containers (we cannot empty your containers and return them). New containers will be provided for used oil only. Place the chemicals into the trunk of your car, or in the back of your truck/SUV/van, in such a way as to minimize any chance of spillage. When you arrive you will be asked for your name and zip code. Please remain in your car at all times and the staff will remove the materials for you.
To view a list of the materials collected please click here.
Materials that are not accepted: explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders other than propane, trash, tires or medical waste other than sharps.
Used Motor Oil Pick Up Program
The Glendale Fire Prevention Bureau has established a used motor oil pick up program to provide Glendale residents with the convenience of having the oil picked up from their residence. Residents of Glendale are encouraged to dispose of their oil and oil filters during the household hazardous waste collection program hours or by calling 818.548.3227 for a free pick-up appointment to be scheduled for the third Thursday between 9am and 3pm.
How to prepare for oil pick up:
- Pour the used oil into a clean container with a tight fitting cap (or a 2 ½ gallon container is provided by the FPB).
- Do not mix the recovered oil with any other liquid. Make sure oil is free from dirt, leaves, and other debris.
- Call and schedule a pick up.
- Place the oil container in your from porch or driveway, away from traffic. Up to 10 gallons of used oil will be accepted.