What is hazardous waste?


Hazardous waste is anything which is not environmentally friendly, which includes, but is not limited to the following items:

  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Fertilizers
  • Furniture
  • Herbicides
  • Hobby supplies
  • Latex and oil-based paint
  • Lumber
  • Pesticides
  • Used oil

The collection centers do not accept the following:

  • Asbestos, batteries, brake linings
  • Auto body shredder wastes, fuels, heavy metals
  • Body parts, medical wastes, radioactive material
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (computer monitors and television sets)
  • Chemically treated wood waste (exception for Prima Deshecha Landfill if immediately buried)
  • Chemicals, fuel tanks, mufflers
  • Explosives, pesticides, contaminated soil
  • Liquid waste (moisture content 50% or greater)
  • Nuisance dust
  • Poisons, hazardous waste, animal parts
  • Tires

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please contact the Integrated Waste Management District at 714-834-4000 and ask to speak to a Materials Regulation Specialist or you can visit our website.

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2. How can I dispose of large items (refrigerators, couches, beds, etc.)?
3. Where can I dispose of hazardous waste?
4. What is hazardous waste?
5. Can I keep a portable basketball hoop or other sporting equipment on the sidewalk or in the street?
6. What are the regulations on trash cans?
7. Who can I call regarding a barking dog?
8. I operate a business in the City of Tustin. Can I post a temporary banner in front of my business?
9. What are Tustin's noise regulations?
10. Where can I find information on water quality?
11. What can be done if a swimming pool is green?
12. Vehicles are vehicles parked on the public street and not moved considered abandoned vehicles?
13. Who do I call if I have a concern with a mobile home?
14. What are regulations for real estate signs?
15. Have another question about Code Enforcement?