Household Hazardous Waste is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant. Households often discard many common items such as paint, batteries, oil and pesticides. These products, if mishandled, can be dangerous to your health and the environment, and therefore should be disposed of in a safe manner. Also, these materials should never be discarded in a sink, storm drain or in your regular trash.
The Antelope Valley Environmental Collection Center (AVECC) is open for residents to dispose of household hazfardous waste (e.g., paint, oil and batteries), as well as old electronics (e.g., TVs, monitors, computers and printers). The center is open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, from 9 am until 3 pm, and is located at 1200 W. City Ranch Road in Palmdale.