HELP MAKE TARZANA A MORE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
Household Hazard Waste (HHW) is harmful to the environment and is nothing to play with or dump in your trash and dumpster. For your convenience the following is a list of HHW drop-off centers closest to you. You may find details for the Northridge one stop S.A.F.E. Center beneath this list.
The following companies and businesses were compiled from the Bureau of Sanitation's referral list of green vendors to ensure safe desposal/recycle and to help keep HHW out of landfills.
HHW Batteries only, drop-off.
18231 Ventura Blvd. 91356
HOURS: 10AM - 8PM M & W / 12:30PM - 8PM T & TH / 10AM - 5:30PM Sat & Sun
Ink and lazer cartridges, store credits equal to $2.00 ea.
18211 Ventura Blvd. 91356
8AM - 8PM M-F / Sat 9AM - 8PM / Sun 10am - 6PM
GOODWILL DROP-OFF (Donation Center)
E-Waste: electronic equipment e.g. cell phone,computers, printers etc.
19207 Ventura BL. 91356
9AM - 9PM M-Sat / 10AM - 9PM Sunday
Car oil & HHW battery drop-off.
19360 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
7AM - 7PM M-F / Sat 7AM - 6PM / Sun 8AM - 5PM
Light Bulbs incl. florescent tubes, CFL & HHW battery drop off.
6345 Variel Ave. Woodland Hills, 91367
6AM - 10PM M-Sat / SUN 7AM - 8PM
Paint drop-off, please visit website.
22504 Ventura Blvd.91367
6:30AM - 5PM M-F / Sat 7AM - 4:30PM
IN 2008 A LAW WENT INTO EFFECT MAKING IT ILLEGAL
TO THROW SHARP ITEMS INTO TRASH e.g. SYRINGE
Bring your sharp item wrapped and sealed to a Special Event or official drop off center (e.g; S.A.F.E. Center).
Address listed below
PROPER DISPOSAL OF MEDICATION
Bring your sealed container to a Special Event or official drop off center (e.g; S.A.F.E. Center).
- NOT DOWN THE DRAIN -
Address listed below or call the Bureau of Sanitation Hotline at 1-800-98-TOXIC (86942).
About HHW collections:
The Bureau of Sanitation has established a number of permanent collection sites throughout the City, known as S.A.F.E. CENTERS. These S.A.F.E. CENTERS are open every weekend and provide a timely and convenient way to dispose of your waste. In addition, the Bureau of Sanitation sponsors periodic mobile collection events throughout the City, where residents can drop-off their waste to be disposed properly. They accept: paint and solvents; used motor oil and filters, anti-freeze, and other automotive fluids; cleaning products; pool and garden chemicals; aerosol cans; all medicine except controlled substances; auto batteries; household batteries.
E-waste: computers, monitors, printers, network equipment, cables, telephones, televisions, microwaves, video games, cell phones, radios, stereos, VCRs, and electronic toys.
They do not accept: business waste, ammunition, explosives, radioactive material, controlled substances, biological waste or tires. Bulky Items: furniture, refrigerators, washing machines/dryers, conventional ovens, paper, computer software.
Transportation limit for chemical related items:It is against the law to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste to collection sites. Please pack your waste properly to prevent tipping or spilling of the waste during transportation.
Here is your local Northridge collection site;
Nicole Bernson SAFE Collection Center
10241 N. Balboa Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91325
Hours of Operation:
Saturdays, and Sundays
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Disposing of household chemicals in your trash, storm drains or sewers damages the environment, and is AGAINST THE LAW. Illegal dumping carries a minimum fine of $5000 per day per violation up to $100,000 per day per violation or imprisonment (Section 25189.5, Health & Safety Code). The City of Los Angeles operates the "HAZMOBILE" drop-off program to provide for the safe and legal disposal of your unwanted household chemicals.
Below is a picture of the Nicole Bernson SAFE Collection Center in Northridge. The back of the car is loaded up with an old TV and several cans of paint and paint thinner. It is a drive-thru service, so you won’t even need to leave your car. The Collection Center workers remove the materials from your car and sort them according to waste category. It is fast and easy and good for the environment!
Note: All Waste Collection Services are suspended during rainy weather.
If you have additional questions you can call the Bureau of Sanitation Service Request Hotline at 1-800-773-CITY(2489)