It is illegal to dispose household hazardous wastes (HHW) in the garbage/recycling, down drains, or onto the ground, as further explained at this State of California website. The Glendale Fire Department accepts hazardous waste from Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge residents only at the City's Environmental Management Center (EMC), including items like:
- Fluorescent lights
- Expired medication
- Sharps (To dispose of needles, you must pick up a container from the EMC first and then return it to the EMC when full. Medical needles do not go in your curbside containers!)
Please visit the Fire Department's website or call (818) 548-3862 for a pre-recorded message on types and quantities of waste accepted as well as who is eligible to use this city service.
The Environmental Management Center (EMC) is open only on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9AM-1PM and is located at:
780 Flower St., Glendale, CA 91201