Free County of Orange
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers
Collection centers are closed on:
Rainy days, Christmas, Independence Day, Memorial Day, New Years Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day.
Household hazardous waste is not accepted from:
Businesses, schools, government agencies, churches, or non-profit organizations.
For additional information and collection locations:
Call the Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at (714) 834-6752
or visit the OC Waste & Recycling
Hazardous Waste must be in its original container:
Except motor oil and antifreeze.
Open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Closed on Sunday and Monday and rainy days.
Disposal of Expired and Unused Medication
Most medicines used in a home are not considered hazardous waste. Although the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will accept medications, they can also be disposed of in the trash after being secured in durable packaging.
Free Battery Collection Buckets
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center now offers free battery buckets in which to place your old batteries. These free reusable buckets make it convenient to dispose of household batteries and cellphones. You may pick one up at the household hazardous waste collection center at Rainbow.